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Looking for a way to make the scholarship application process a little more fun? While there are plenty of scholarships out there that award students based on their academic success or volunteer services, this isn’t necessarily that list. Instead, you can find weird scholarships that let you declare your love for ice cream or hash out a survival plan for a zombie apocalypse. Great with fashion design and using duct tape? Perfect! Can you speak Klingon? Excellent (or, perhaps you’d say, “Chon!”). You’ll find several weird scholarships like these in this special directory list. So, have fun and start applying for your chance to win! For an even more personalized list of awards, sign up for a free profile today.

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Scholarship Contest

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who are able to call ducks and willing to compete in the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 29
2019

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
2019

Unigo Flavor of the Month Scholarship

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2026) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Unigo Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

This creative and fun scholarship program is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2026) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner with an imaginative and well-written response to the scholarship question about the Zombie Apocalypse will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 31
2020

Doodle 4 Google

The Doodle 4 Google competition is offered annually for students in grades K-12. To apply, one must submit a sketch or image including the Google logo in the context of this year's theme.

Total: $30000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 18

Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship

This award is for high school seniors and college students who have an interest in Magic: The Gathering trading card game.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 31

Charlie and Kathy Barnhart and Ken Haynes, Jr. Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. graduating high school seniors who have been residents of New Mexico for one year or more and attend a New Mexico high school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and live in a mobile or manufactured home.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 04

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Program is available to high school students with creativity. Applicants must create and wear an outfit completely made of Duck brand duct tape to a school prom.

Total: $10000 Awards:  21
Deadline:  June 03

'Make It With Wool' Contest

This award is available to high school and undergraduate students 24 years of age or younger who have an interest in sewing, knitting or fashion design. The applicant must live in or attend school in a state that has an American Sheep Industry Association.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 15