There is no lack of opportunity for students to get into college without drowning in debt. There are many kind-hearted souls out there who are willing to go the distance to give you a future. It is just that sometimes, these guys are crazy.
Who would ever think of asking people to make a dress using duck tapes in exchange of college money?
Anyway, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you are hard-pressed for funds, try one of these college scholarships. Most of these are so crazy, I doubt if there many students out there trying out for these ones.
High school seniors who find themselves talented at calling ducks can partake in this national competition where the champion duck-caller wins $2,000. The competition has been running for 34 years now and takes place during the Duck Festival in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
9. The Carnegie Mellon Bagpipe Scholarship
Lucky pipers planning on majoring in the bagpipes at Carnegie Mellon have it easy compared to other music majors, as there is usually only one applicant at a time for this scholarship. Some years, there haven’t been any at all.
8. The American Nudist Research Library Scholarship
The American Nudist Research Library was established back in 1979 to preserve the history of the nudist movement. And if you’re a nudist, don’t mind hanging out in Florida a while, and can offer the Library assistance upon graduating, they’re more than willing to fork over some cash for your studies. To quote their website, “The Library is a clothing optional facility, however, to maintain the integrity of our aging documentation, it is air conditioned to a temperature in the lower 70’s F.”
7. The Starfleet Academy Scholarship
It’s only $500, but that’s no amount to sniff at. As long as you’ve been a Starfleet member in good standing for one year, you can apply for one of the Starfleet Academy Scholarships, all of which are named after characters and performers who have been featured on Star Trek. The celebrities in question actually sponsor their named scholarships as well. Neat!
6. The National Marbles Tournament Scholarship
Everyone loved marbles as a kid, and if you’re between the ages of seven and fifteen, you can actually win a decent chunk of change playing the game. As long as you can beat out the other 1200 competitors, there’s a purse of around $4000 to be won. Of course, if you’re between the ages of seven and fifteen, you’re probably not reading this article.
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