Scholarships are not just for individuals with high grades or talent in the field of sports. This EduZenith article lists out a few weird, wacky scholarships for girls.
If you thought that scholarships are just meant for geeks or athletes, then you need to think again. It must be noted that a large number of scholarships are granted on the basis of unique qualities. You will be surprised to know that having a twin, knitting a fabulous jumper, or even getting a milk mustache, could win you scholarships worth thousands of dollars! There are several organizations and associations that offer scholarships to people with unique personality traits or distinguished talents (even though they may be of no use!).
Wacky Scholarships for Girls
If you have been denied popular scholarships on the grounds of your less-than-perfect grades or non-existent athletic abilities, then you can turn to several organizations that bestow scholarships to average students with a unique personality trait or unusual hobby. Usually, the scholarship amount is within USD 1,000-2,000. However, some organizations may hand out scholarships that are worth USD 7500.
Until now, your parents may have borne the double burden of educating you and your twin. Twin scholarships can certainly help in such cases. If you get admitted to George Washington University in Washington, D.C., your twin can get a 50% discount on her tuition fees. At Sterling College in Kansas, twins can avail a 50% discount on their tuition fees. Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, offers complete waiver on the tuition fees of one twin, when both enroll together. Also, Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offers a 45% discount on tuition fees, when both the twins are girls!
Make It With Wool (MIWW) is an initiative of American Sheep Industry Association, which offers scholarships worth USD 1000 to USD 2000 to knitters with exemplary knitting skills. You simply have to send a knitted woolen garment to the association. Design, presentation, creativity, and coordination are usually taken into account while judging the work of candidates.
Little People of America Scholarship
LPA is an association which caters to the special needs of people with small stature. This association offers medical and financial assistance to its paid members who are below 4’10”. Even people without medical dwarfism can qualify for this scholarship. Financial aid is also provided to the immediate family of the members. The scholarship amount ranges from USD 250 to USD 1,000.
Every year 25 scholarships worth USD 7500 each, are awarded to people with good academics and sports performance by a society named Body by Milk. To win the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year award, you have to send your picture with a milk mustache along with an essay about the benefits of milk and your educational and athletic credentials.
Besides the aforementioned scholarships, you can also consider applying to other societies that offer unusual scholarships based on certain physical, medical, or social characteristics. These include:
➠ Scholarships for red heads/obese/left-handed/tall people
➠ Scholarships for exemplary performance on skateboard
➠ Scholarships for duck calling skills
➠ Scholarships for people with peculiar last names
➠ Scholarships for die-hard vegetarians
The aforementioned list is not exhaustive, and you may come across several wacky scholarships. All you need to do is make sure that you follow the rules and guidelines for candidature. Also, submit your entry well before the deadline.