Unusual Scholarships – Getting Free Money for College With Weird Scholarships

Lisa R. Parker

College is expensive, but there are way to keep the cost down. You can get financial aid that is need based, but what about those students who do not qualify? Loan money is available, but who wants to come out of college in debt already? Low competition, unknown, and unclaimed scholarships are the answer.

There are unusual scholarships for just about anything you can think of. Many of these awards are very weird. For example, did you know that there is a wacky scholarship available to students who skateboard, and another odd scholarship for those who like to knit?

There is another entire group of unusual scholarships based on personal characteristics. Can you believe that certain colleges and organizations offer awards for being left handed, red headed, short, tall, and having an odd last name?

I’ve just mentioned a few of the many unusual scholarships that are out there. The key to getting them is in knowing how to apply and where to find the information. Many of these strange scholarships are not advertised well, so the majority of students do not know that they even exist. For this reason, many of these weird scholarships have very low competition and some even go unclaimed each year.

So how do you find and apply for these unusual scholarships ? You have to look for them. They are out there for those who search hard enough for them. The cost of college is continually on the rise. It is well worth the effort to try finding free money for school.

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