Are you looking for fun and creative ways to pay for college? Well, you have come to the right place. Here is a list of the weirdest scholarships out there:
Run by the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas, this scholarship awards four prizes of $500, $750, $1000, and $2000. It is open to all graduating high school seniors, though the competition takes place in Arkansas, and students in Arkansas have had a 24 year winning streak. Please visit the official website for more information.
Though this scholarship is only open to children ages 6 to 12, it is never too early to start saving for college. The first place winner receives $25,000! So, wake up your younger siblings and start coming up with creative sandwich ideas. Last year’s first place winner created the “Magnificent Mole Chicken Torta” with chicken, avocado, cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
An opportunity for high school seniors, this scholarship asks students to read and study the “Fire Sprinkler Essay”, on which they will take a ten-question, open-note test. Every correct question receives one drawing for a chance to win $2000 prize. If you ask me, fire sprinklers never seemed more appealing.
For $10,000, you create a cool greeting card for consumer use. With very few limits, this scholarship runs almost year round with a three month break in March, April, and May. You may only submit one greeting card design, but it may be a photo, artwork, or computer graphic.
Are you tall? Do you live in Central Arizona? You may have a chance to win $250, wholly based on your genetic make-up! This scholarship, which requires very little effort, is open to tall high school seniors.
Optimist International is an organization that seeks to brighten the futures of individual communities and its members through its community chapters, all around the world. It hosts several essay scholarships contests for its members under the age of 19. Club contests are held in early February, so be on the lookout.
7. Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
This quirky scholarship is an essay contest with a limit of 250 words. This year’s prompt asks where you would hide and what you would bring in a zombie apocalypse situation. To enter, you must be older than 13 and living in the United States. The essays are due by October 31st.
If you are afraid of ghosts, this scholarship is not for you. This $3000 scholarship is open to undergraduate students studying parapsychology. This scholarship has an extensive application, including writing samples and three letters of recommendation. But, if you love the paranormal, this is a great bonus.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! This essay writing contest asks you what flavor you would be if you were ice cream. There is a 250-word limit and it is open to all legal residents of the United States over the age of 13 and enrolled in college. Once you finish this low-effort scholarship, you can treat yourself by grabbing a bowl of your favorite ice cream.
Do you hate having to choose an outfit for prom? This contest might be right for you! You can win up to $10,000 for creating a prom outfit completely out of Duck Tape. As long as you are a United States high school student attending prom, and have a lot of Duck Tape, you could win this weird, but creative scholarship.