Which one of these
hand-related scholarships is for real?
Answer: B Scholarship for left-handed
Juniata College in Huntington,
Pennsylvania has offered a $1,000 scholarship for southpaws.
- Scholarships exist for each
of the following body-types. Which one DOESN'T win a prize?
Answer: D - Skinny
Tall Clubs International
offers an award for women 5'10" or taller and men 6'2"
or taller -- www.tall.org
The Little Peoples' Association has a scholarship for those 4'10"
or shorter -- www.lpaonline.org
And the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)
has a prize exclusively for the obese -- www.naafa.org
University in Lewisburg, PA, awards scholarships for students
who do not smoke or drink during their entire college career.
To get this scholarship, recipients must also avoid:
Answer: A - Participating in any sports whatsoever
The cash prize is often
referred to as the 'Un-Athletic Scholarship' for this very reason.
- Parents tell
us we 'won't amount to anything' if we keep engaging in this
juvenile activity. Actually, it might just earn us up to $5,000
toward college tuition.
Answer: A Skateboarding
The Patrick Kerr Skateboard
Scholarship awards academic prizes totaling $8,000 --
three $1,000 and one $5,000 prize -- each year. www.skateboardscholarship.org
- There's nothing
wrong with being a nerd. Heck, Bill Gates doesn't seem to mind.
Which of these nerd activities will also put you in the running
for a scholarship?
Answer: B Speaking 'Klingon'
Yes, you can actually
earn money for college by speaking like those bumpy-headed aliens
from 'Star Trek.' This truly is an award that boldly goes where
no scholarship has gone before. www.kli.org
- This late-night
talk show host has a scholarship named for him that specifically
rewards 'average' or 'C-level' students who demonstrate creativity.
Answer: C David Letterman
this $10,000 scholarship 20 years ago at his alma mater, Ball
State University. www.bsu.edu
- If fame and
fortune have no appeal to you, you might be eligible for a scholarship
that awards those who choose to study
Answer: D - Fungus
A commitment to the study
of mycology spores, mold and fungus is available
through the Mycological Society of America. www.msafungi.org
- Who says
athletes get all the free rides? Those at the top of other games
can earn big money toward college tuition. All of the following
champions earn a scholarship victory EXCEPT
Answer: A - Winner of a scrap metal welding competition
While there are many welding-related
scholarships, there are no known tuition awards for victors of
a scrap metal welding competition. So put down the blowtorch
and step away from the giant metal chicken. Champs of the other
skills presented do in fact receive scholarships:
Duck Calling www.stuttgartarkansas.com/contest
Ayn Rand - www.aynrand.org/contests
Apple Pie Baking - www.ciachef.edu
think that there's a scholarship for everyone, you are so right.
Which one of these highly specific awards is on the level?
Answer: C - Scholarship for disabled foreign students
who want to study watch-making.
The Bulova School in Queens,
New York has offered this very specific, $15,000 scholarship.
it's not what you know, but whom you know. Various schools award
scholarships for people with an uncommon last name. Someone of
the same name often funds these scholarships. All of the following
names have an award tied to it EXCEPT
Answer: C - Vrchoticky
Sorry all you Vrchotickys,
you'll have to find another way to earn a scholarship. May we
suggest a career in the study of fungus? As for the other names,
such scholarships have and may continue to be offered.
The Gatlin Scholarship is found at North Carolina State University
The Scarpinato Scholarship is offered at Texas A&M University
The Zolp Scholarship has been offered at Loyola University www.luc.edu
of the weird. Which one is a real reward?
Answer: B - Scholarship for prom couples whose clothing
is made out of duct tape.
The Duck Brand Duct Tape
Scholarship awards one lucky prom couple $2,500 each to be used
toward higher education. Read more about this truly bizarre competition
and see some of the winning entries at www.ducktapeclub.com