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You may have always been told to accept all of your unique, and perhaps unusual, qualities. After all, these characteristics are what make you stand out from the crowd. That’s also the case when it comes to scholarship awards. There are several scholarship providers that embrace a student’s rare characteristics. For instance, this list contains scholarships just for those who are left handed, were adopted, or can play the bagpipes. Whatever makes you different, be sure to cash in with these unusual scholarships. For an even more personalized list of awards, sign up for a free profile today.

Debt.com Scholarship For Aggressive Scholarship Applicants

This scholarship is open to U.S. and international high school and college/university students. Students must have applied for other scholarships and submit proof of applications.

Total: $500

Awards: 6

Deadline: December 31

Pink Tractor Scholarship

This scholarship is open to female U.S. high school seniors who are members of Future Farmers of America and plan to pursue a degree in selected agricultural business fields. Students must live on a family farm in the continental U.S. and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 15

John Gatling Grant Program

Students who plan to attend North Carolina State University who were born with the surname ‘Gatling’ or ‘Gatlin’ and who also display need qualify for this grant. A FASFA must be completed no later than February 15. Applicants must be high school seniors on their way to college. Click to learn more and apply today!

Total: $25000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 15

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to U.S. high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.

Total: $6667

Awards: 3

Deadline: February 20

LI2DAY Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. and international high school seniors who reside in Nassau or Suffolk counties in New York. Students must reside or have resided with a parent or guardian who is a survivor or victim of breast cancer or other women’s cancer.

Total: $2500

Awards: 6

Deadline: April 01

Maria A. Sciara Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. and international high school seniors who reside in Nassau or Suffolk counties in New York and aspire to be teachers. Students must reside or have resided with a parent or guardian who is a survivor or victim of cancer (other than breast cancer). Those aspiring to become teachers will be given extra consideration for this scholarship but pursuing an education to become an educator IS NOT required to apply.

Total: $2500

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 01

MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge

The MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge is available for U.S. and international participants who submit proposals about potential improvements and upgrades to the MSC weather app.

Total: $333

Awards: 5

Deadline: May 01

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