In today’s economy, attending college can be quite expensive. Fortunately for you, there are thousands of scholarships out there to help you with those heavyweight tuition fees and many that are just weird. These weird scholarships can be as unique as you are and many of them only require a well thought out essay to obtain. I have scoured the net to find a few scholarships that may, or may not be right up your alley.
Let us travel East to Washington, DC and have a seat at The National Potato Council. Yes, potatoes and scholarships blend well in Washington apparently and all you have to do to obtain it is know your potato and maybe a bit of science. Every year The National Potato Council awards one $10,000 scholarship to a lucky student who is advancing to make a significant impact on the potato growing community. If you know how to keep those French fries perfect, this weird scholarship is for you.
Do you know pets? Do you love pets? Do you want to earn a $1000 scholarship for the love of pets?Then this weird scholarship may be for you. Every year Yourpetland.com, a training and informational site for pet owners, offers it’s scholarship to a lucky applicant who can write the best based on the topic of the year.This years topic, exotic pets on the black market and what consequences that may have. The requirements are stiff and the competition is stiffer so get exotic and head on over to Yourpetland.com to submit your essay and be one step closer to that degree you have always dreamed of.
Is an obsession with all things zombies an interest of yours? Then there is a scholarship for you. Yes, you heard it right, zombies will assist you in furthering your education and Unigo.com (a college and scholarship matching program) is the group you want to impress. Unigo is offering a yearly $2,000 scholarship to a lucky student with the most impressive zombie survival plan. Do you think you have what it takes to keep the undead at bay and protect your precious school and fellow students from losing their developing brains? Do you constantly daydream about what you would need to protect yourself from an apocalypse of undead proportions? All that is required is a 250-word essay on how you would survive and that scholarship is yours.
No matter what your plans are in the future I can promise there is a scholarship out there for you just for being the amazing person you are. With a little digging and dedication, anything is possible. If potatoes, pets or even the undead are your thing, make sure you apply before time is up and if you’re a bit more unique than the opportunities described, a simple search will open you up to an excellent scholarship that might just be weird enough for you.
Links to mentioned scholarships:
*http://nationalpotatocouncil.org/events-and-programs/scholarship-program/ (National Potato Council)