Five Most Weird Scholarship In The World

October 13, 2010

If you are thinking that scholarships are only awarded to students with high academic performance, think again.

Apart from good academic qualifications, you are able to get the scholarship for just being you. Tall Clubs International (TCI) offers a $1,000 scholarship for tall people, the Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship. Women who are at least 5'10" and men who are at least 6'2" are eligible. Candidates must be under 21 years old and plan to attend college in the fall.

In fact, The Little People of America Scholarship is awarded to future and current students who are 4'10 or less in height, especially the one who has been diagnosed with a form of dwarfism, attending a college or vocational school. Prizes range from $250 to $1,000-sometimes more. Talk about weird!

Not interested? Well the Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship might open your eyes. High school seniors who promote vegetarianism in their schools and communities are eligible to win one of the group's two $5,000 scholarships. So if parents roll their eyes at your "meat is murder" bumper sticker, keep in your mind that “Whatever, I am rich anyway”.

Love knitting but people keep calling you and old lady? Assure yourself for the Bernard Steur Scholarship by Philadelphia University, or win yourself a $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships award from The National Make It Yourself with Wool (NMIYWW) competition and you can shut down their mouth. Winners or the garment-knitting competition are selected based on the appropriateness to the contestant's lifestyle, coordination of fabric/yarn with garment style and design, contestant's presentation, and creativity.

If half pipe for you is just a piece of chip, you might want to apply for Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship. This scholarship awards one $5,000 and three $1,000 scholarships to skateboarders who are high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale and submit an essay on how skateboarding has had a positive impact on their lives.

These types of 'wacky' scholarships are great ways for us to:
  • Appreciate our mental and physical gifted by God 
  • Avoid stereotyping another people 
  • Realize that there are always some solutions to money problem 
  • Motivate ourselves to study harder
So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a pen and paper and start applying for these scholarships today! Remember, do not judge a book by its cover.

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