If you believe that scholarships are only for outstanding athletes, students who have financial need, or brilliant students with a 4.0 GPA, then probably you are wrong. You are also missing thousands of dollars which you could have received as a scholarship. There is something called a weird scholarship or unusual scholarship. Yes, you heard it right, they are named so because they are unusual and uncommon. These scholarships encourage students to be creative and to do things they like to do and to also earn money.  If you are passionate about art, music, or other talents, you can get scholarships to pay for your education, too.

These college scholarships are unusual, weird, unique, or different in some way from the mainstream scholarships that some friends may have been awarded. You might feel as though they are not “real” and you might not even apply for that thinking how come such scholarships exist. But this way you will only be losing as you will be missing out thousands of dollars. Weird scholarships pay out money just like traditional scholarships. They don’t have as many applicants, either, so they will be easier for you to win.

What is a Weird Scholarship?

A Weird scholarship is nothing but a form of financial help to students who may not necessarily prove their academic excellence but may prove their abilities through different programs. Weird scholarships could allow one to cash in on one’s unique personality and display it to the rest of the world as there are even national and international contests where one can participate.  

As most of the scholarships are based on merit and financial need, many students are deprived of those opportunities. But weird scholarships are more about what one does outside one’s school and individual interests. Things like a love of sci-fi, zombies, doodling, or zest for all things paranormal.

 

Application Deadline

March 15, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

info@virginia-smiles.org

Contact Number

540-448-1432

About the Scholarship

Virginia Smiles Katie Higgins Memorial Scholarship is granted by Virginia smiles. Virginia smiles is a non-benefit association it was found in 2002 to give a fundamental connection among families and the medical community that serves these patients. Virginia Smiles Katie Higgins Memorial Scholarship was named in the memory of Katie Higgins. ...

Application Deadline

February 09, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000

Awards Available

16

Website

Link

Email Address

sherp@dada.org

Contact Number

248-283-5138

About the Scholarship

The Courageous Persuaders organization provides financial aid programs to high school students who make the winning commercial of the Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition. The scholarship award is available to the students who make a 30 seconds video based on the dange...

Application Deadline

March 18, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

3

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Link

Email Address

contests@foreffectivegov.org

Contact Number

202-234-8494

About the Scholarship

Advocacy in Action Video Contest is administered and is sponsored by the Center Of Effective Government. The organization was formed in 1983, with a primary focus on making the work of executive branch agencies more transparent and open to citizen input.  How to apply for this scholarship? Th...

Application Deadline

December 01, 2020

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

michellee@ouimet.org

Contact Number

774 430 9090

About the Scholarship

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund was built up in 1949. The association is considered as The Golf Charity of Massachusetts, the establishment helps meriting youngsters and ladies, who have worked at golf courses in Massachusetts, get a school instruction by giving grants and budgetary help. What are the basic requirements needed while applying for this...

Application Deadline

October 30, 2020

Award Amount

$1,500

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

ncf@beef.org

Contact Number

(303) 694-0305

About the Scholarship

The National Cattlemen’s Association along with the CME Group provide scholarship opportunities to students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree and further a career in the field of the beef industry. The CME Beef Industry Scholarship...

Application Deadline

March 02, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

adam@bamagolf.com

Contact Number

205-979-1234

About the Scholarship

Alabama Golf Association Women\'s Scholarship Fund is an academic scholarship awarded to a young lady who is interested in golf. The Foundation Trust became titled the Alabama Golf Association Women’s Scholarship Fund after the merge between the WAGA and AGA in the year March 16, 2010. The main motive behind this scholarship is to assist the eligible female students in the State...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@calstrawberry.org

Contact Number

831-724-1301