Do you have a unique and crazy talent that you want to cash on, to fund your education? Then there are some really wacky scholarships that are meant for you. These scholarships are not included in the mainstream government scholarships for academic or extra-curricular excellence, but as the name suggests they are simply "WACKY!"
The criteria for these scholarships are so bizarre that it would leave you utterly dumbfounded. From winning financial aid for being a redhead to getting money to fund your education because you are left-handed, there are several weird reasons that could get you the financial help that you need. You just have to put your unique talents to the test.
The scholarships listed here are some of the craziest of the lot. Some of them are so downright unreal that it is difficult to believe that they are actual scholarships. This is the reason why many of them often go unclaimed.
What's important is that to know that these are verifiable scholarships that you can actually use to fund your education. Take a look at the section below, so that you can pick one that suits your talents and abilities.
Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest
All those capable of calling ducks can participate in this contest to win a scholarship for pursuing higher education. For registration, you will have to provide a copy of your high school transcript and a proper ID.
Each participant is given 90 seconds in which time he or she has to make use of four calls indicating hail, feed, comeback, and mating. Students have to register through the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce, Stuttgart, Arkansas. Application deadline 25/11/2017. Amount USD 2000.
Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
The Henkal Corporation's Duck Brand Duct Tape rewards scholarships for creating prom attire out of duct tape. You have to provide one colored photograph of you and your date (or just yourself for the Singles Category) in a prom attire, made from duct tape, with your contact details, age/grade, the closest major city, and details about the prom.
For a minor, a release form has to be signed by a parent/guardian. Application Deadline 31/05/2018. Amount USD 10,000.
National Candy Technologists Scholarship
For this wacky scholarship you have to be a college senior, junior or sophomore and must have a strong interest in confectionery technology. Along with it you must have completed four years of college in North American university.
The interest will not be enough, you also have to be majoring in food science or a related field with a good G.P.A. 3 and above are preferred. Application deadline 01/04/2018. Amount USD 5,000.
National Potato Council Scholarship
Your curiosity about potatoes can get you into a good fortune for your future education. For this scholarship you need to be a graduate level student and have a flair for surveys.
The other criteria include your grades, academic achievements, field of study, the benefit your survey is to the potato industry, your leadership capabilities and extra-curricular activities. The application deadline is 15/06/2018. Amount USD 10,000.
Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships
Are you so tall that you were just stuck in the back in all your class photos? Well, it's finally paying off. The Tall Clubs International (TCI) awards annual scholarships to members of the society under the age of 21.
The criteria? Well, men have to be taller than 6'2'', and women must be taller than 5'10''. The application deadline 01/03/2018. Amount USD 1000.
Our World-Underwater Society Rolex Scholarship
This scholarship is for the underwater enthusiasts. If you are interested in the underwater disciplines and have a good record as a certified rescue diver or an equivalent post with minimum 25 recorded dives in last two years, then you have a good chance at this scholarship.
The other criteria include, good academic score, fluent English and age between 21 and 26. Once chosen, you will have to pass a NOAA or equivalent physical. Application deadline 01/12/2017. Amount USD 25,000.
Little People of America Scholarships
If you are person of short stature and attending or would be attending a college then this scholarship is for you. The LPA association recognizes people with short stature and funds their college education. The application deadline is 30/04/2017. Amount USD 1000.
USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow
How much do you love bowling ? Do you spend most of your time doing it? Have a certification? Have you won area, regional and national level competition? Well, the USBC offers a scholarship that will help you in your college education.
You have to be a member of the USBC and a student with a good G.P.A. The application should include a 500 word essay, at least two letters of reference and a school's official or unofficial transcript. Application deadline 01/12/2017. Amount USD 6000.
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
You actually can obtain one for being a vegetarian. Each year, the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) awards two scholarships worth USD 5000 each and one USD 10,000 scholarship to students who have promoted vegetarianism in their school and community.
As an applicant, you need to submit an essay on how you promoted vegetarianism. You are expected to prove that you follow a vegetarian diet and a healthy lifestyle. High school seniors can apply. Application deadline 20/02/2018.
Twin/Triplet Dorm Room Waiver
One of the wackiest scholarships is the twin/triplet dorm room waiver. It offers you a scholarship for being a twin or a triplet. The criteria include, you should be a freshman and you and your brother must attend the NEO together. The application deadline and the amount may vary.
There exist scholarships for nearly every characteristic you could imagine! So, if you think your talents allow you to win any of these financial aids, go ahead, and apply for them. You never know, you might just get the scholarship. All the best!