5 wonderfully weird scholarships for just about everyone


We’ve all seen those weird scholarship lists floating around the Internet. They always seem to include a scholarship for left-handed students (but if you don’t attend Juniata College, you’re out of luck), the duck calling scholarship (for all those Duck Dynasty fanatics), and the always-popular Stuck at Prom Scholarship (who knew Duck Tape® could be so fashionable?). #yawn. These scholarships have been used so much that they’re hardly even considered “weird” anymore. But, don’t despair. We’ve found a handful of wonderfully weird scholarships you may not have come across yet, but should definitely consider applying for soon.

You’re Doing it Wrong Scholarship

Let’s talk about sex, baby … or in this case … safe sex. Simply distribute guides explaining the right way to put on a condom, and you’ll be eligible to win this $10,000 scholarship.

New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship Program

  Your friends may tease you about living in a trailer park, but now the joke is on them. Your mobile home could help you win $1,000 for college.

Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship

You may not admit publicly that you still play Magic: The Gathering. But, if you’re truly a fan, you could win $5,000 through this essay-based scholarship.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship

“I hate ice cream and winning free money,” said no one ever. For this weird scholarship, just explain which ice cream flavor best represents your personality, and you could scoop up $1,500 for school.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Channel your inner Rick, Michonne, or Daryl for a chance to win this award. One lucky corpse … uhh, person … will win a $2,000 scholarship by explaining how to survive a zombie apocalypse. FYI – brains are not necessarily required to win. If you’re looking for more scholarships — weird or normal — be sure to check out our scholarship search tool. With more than 2.4 million scholarships in our database, there’s something in there for just about everyone!

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