Getting financial aid to attend college can be an overwhelming
process. There are so many different forms to fill out and so many essay
questions to answer; it is easy to get burnt out. There are ways to
overcome the monotony of the boring applications. Find yourself some
wacky scholarships to apply for. There are literally thousands of odd
and off the wall scholarships that anyone can apply for. The list is
tremendous and the requirements will vary from scholarship to
scholarship. But they are out there and you can be assured that you
will, at the very least, have a good time trying to get one.
chances of getting a huge, full tuition scholarship are not that great
for those students that do not have the best grades. But not all
scholarships are based on academic merit. Yes, good grades can always
help, but many of the unusual scholarships are competitions. This means
that you have just as much of a chance of receiving one as anyone else.
You may have to dig deep and use your talents and skills, but many of
them are fun to try. There are still going to be forms to fill out and
essay questions to answer, but you might find the feeling and spirit to
be less formal.
The National Make It Yourself with Wool (NMIYWW)
organization gives scholarships for knitting the best wool garment,
judged on design, creativity, and presentation. The Klingon Language
Institute Scholarship is awarded to students that will be studying
equality has been a primary concern over the last few decades and the
field of education is no different. There are now a great range of
specific Scholarships for Women designed to help maintain their equality
(or should that be superiority?) in further educational achievements.
Topics such as engineering, business, math and law which were
traditionally thought of as a largely male domain now have a surprising
number of women achieving outstanding positions in the workplace, thanks
largely to these scholarships.
All you have to do is search online for unusual scholarships and start taking some notes. Give your best effort, even if the award is small. A lot of small amounts can add up to a
large sum of money and it will all go toward your college education.
Have fun and find the scholarships that suit your talents, needs, and
skills. You are sure to find many to choose from and you should consider
applying for them all.