School Graduate! Before you take that next big academic step
in life, you've got a very important decision to make:
How the heck are you going
to pay for college?
Unless you happen to be
the class valedictorian, finding a scholarship that rewards your
unique talents or ambitions may not be easy. Nevertheless, they are
out there. In fact we found quite a few unusual scholarships
when we weren't even looking all that hard for them. Can you
tell which of the following are real and which are bogus?
You've gotta hand it to them
Which one of these hand-related
scholarships is for real?
Scholarship for students with clean fingernails
Scholarship for left-handed students
Scholarship for knuckle-crackers
Scholarship for students with a firm handshake
Sizing up your options
Scholarships exist for each
of the following body-types. Which one DOESN'T win a prize?
Bucknell 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 ...
Participating in any sports whatsoever
Telling a lie
I'm only doing this for the scholarship
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.
Playing video games
Sleeping until noon
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?
Making your own Spider-Man costume
Quoting lines from any of the 'Matrix' films
Designing your own G.I. Joe diorama
This late-night talk show host
has a scholarship named for him that specifically rewards 'average'
or 'C-level' students who demonstrate creativity.
Glory seekers need not apply
If fame and fortune have no
appeal to you, you might be eligible for a scholarship that awards
those who choose to study ...
Best of the best
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 ...
Winner of a scrap metal welding competition
Winner of a duck-calling contest
Best essay on Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead
Winner of an apple pie baking contest
Now that's specific
If you think that there's a
scholarship for everyone, you are so right. Which one of these
highly specific awards is on the level?
Scholarship for American Indian students who want to study sports
Scholarship for children of beet farmers who wish to study hotel
Scholarship for disabled foreign students who want to study watch-making
Scholarship for those with severe motion sickness to study art
You name it
Sometimes 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 ...
Help yourself to an extra
point if you answer this question correctly.
What the ... ?
The weirdest of the weird. Which
one is a real reward?
Scholarship for student who produces evidence of the existence
of Bigfoot. (Full ride for capture of live specimen)
Scholarship for prom couples whose clothing is made out of duct
Scholarship for individual who can shoot the most free throws
with a basketball made of Jell-O.
Streaking Scholarship for student who disrupts the most school
events with a run in the buff.