5 Strange Scholarships That Could Help You Pay for College

When considering scholarships for college, don't count out that your strangeness or special talents could get you one. Here are some strange scholarships that could help you pay for college.


Strange But True

College is expensive, and for many students, scholarships provide necessary funding for the experience. There's a scholarship out there for everyone, even the strangest among you. Check out these weird scholarships that can help pay your college fees using your 'unique' abilities.

Kor Memorial Scholarship

Sounds official, doesn't it? It is a real scholarship, but the place it's from is out of this world. The Klingon Language Institute (yes, we're talking about Star Trek here) offers $500 to a student every year to help with his or her studies. You don't even have to speak Klingon to get it, you simply have to be interested in language studies. If you're shooting for a degree in any language, round up a few letters of recommendation, create a résumé of your experiences and write a nice essay. You might just be funded for college by Klingons.

Duck Tape 'Stuck at Prom' Scholarship

Everyone knows that duct tape is a miraculous tool capable of fixing just about everything. But who knew it could get you a scholarship? This scholarship opportunity requires serious craftiness - you'll make your prom outfit completely from Duck Tape brand duct tape. Past winners have made some very elaborate outfits, so winning is no easy feat. Prize range from $1,000-$10,000, depending on where you're ranked. Sorry college students, this is just for high school kids.

Tall Clubs International Scholarship

If you have the fortune of being tall, you are eligible for this scholarship. For those first-time college students under 21 years of age, there is a $1,000 scholarship available from Tall Clubs International. Naturally there is a height requirement - female applicants must be at least 5'10' and male applicants must be minimum 6'2'. Potential winners must be recommended by their local chapter.

There are also scholarships from state-level Tall Clubs. For example, the Central Arizona chapter awards a $250 scholarship, and the Portland Skyliners chapter awards at least $200 per year, with the 2015 winner receiving $1,000. Winners of these scholarships are then recommended for the national scholarship.

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

Want a lucrative chance to showcase your innate duck calling skills? The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest is open to any high school senior who can travel to Stuttgart, Arkansas, to compete. The first place winner is awarded $2,000, second place is awarded $1,000, the third place winner receives $750, and the fourth place winner receives $500.

The Naturist Education Foundation Scholastic Award

Perhaps you think this scholarship will be awarded to someone who enjoys the outdoors and has a love for nature. Well, you're sort of right. A naturist does do all those things, but they do it while naked. That's right, this is a scholarship for nudists. The Naturist Education Foundation offers $1,000 up to twice a year to students enrolled in any college in any degree path. You must have a current membership to the Naturist Society and submit an essay discussing issues affecting naturism, or the practice of social nudity. There is no limit on how many essays you can submit.

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