Weird Scholarships

Weird Scholarships
Weird Scholarships
The college application process has always been about getting into college, but with the rising cost of tuition, it has become more and more about discovering a way to pay for it. Scholarships and grants are put into place to help you on this journey, although recently more traditional scholarships have been pushed to the side in the wake of newer, weird scholarships which allow participants of different heights, races, genders, and even hair colors to compete against each other in hopes of retaining funds for college.

These scholarships have emerged over the past few years as an alternative for those students who do not qualify for merit-based scholarships or athletic scholarships, but still need aid for college. Weird scholarships additionally provide participants with a fun method in which to apply and do not necessarily require applicants to write a 400-500 word essay in which they describe their hopes and dreams. There is plenty of time for writing in college, which is why these scholarships provide a fun outlet in return for weird scholarships.

Aside from scholarships that are based solely on appearances or backgrounds, there are also scholarships such as that from the Klingon Language Institute, which is meant to attract the Star Trek fans who are in the field of language study (not including Klingon of course). There is also a scholarship for the candy lovers out there, sponsored by studies for confectionery technology, those delicious food items that are rich in sugar (just what any college student wants to major in!). Additionally, there is that scholarship which we have all read about since the beginning of our high school years which has since because a bigger part of preparing for prom than its founders could have ever hoped it would be: The Duct Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest has been around for the past eight years, and just going to their website demonstrates the creativity which many of these applicants have displayed over the years. From the King and Queen of Spades to Victorian-Era costumes, these applicants have revealed that these scholarships attract a wide calling of students around the country. No scholarship is too small to partake in, especially those scholarships which require students to participate in something different than what they are used to.

Scholarships are a vital part of the college acceptance route and many students have relied on websites such as Fastweb to secure the weird scholarships and those that are more obscure than the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Weird scholarships offer students the opportunity to seemingly take a break from the stress of applying to schools and applying to scholarships and instead allows them to take a different route which can also lead to funds for college in an apparently unorthodox manner which may be just what they need.
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