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Top 20 Green Wacky College Scholarships

These days, students are always looking for ways to earn green grants and green scholarships for higher education. What the majority of people miss, however, are the bizarre and not-so-normal ways in earning this scholarship. While academia and athleticism are usually glorified in most college scholarships, there are a great number which award grant and scholarship money to tall people, left-handed writers, and even those who make the best duck calls. Interested in finding other ways to make ends meet? Check out these top 20 green strange scholarships to see if you might be able to qualify!

  • Tall Clubs International Scholarship – Tall Clubs International tries “to promote tall awareness among tall men and women, and in the community.” Annually, the organization gives up to $1,000 for students under 21 and attending their first year of college. The only requirement? Your height must be 5’10” if you’re a woman and 6’2” if you’re a man.
  • Frederick and Mary F. Beckley “Left-Handed” Scholarship – This scholarship is reserved for sophomores, junior, or seniors who are currently attending Juniata College. A maximum of $5,000 is awarded for those who are in financial need of the scholarship. Of course, students need not apply unless they’re left-handed.
  • Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest – This says exactly what it means. The contest duck-calling-scholarshipinvites high school seniors in competing to see who can win a duck calling contest. First prize is $2,000, second is $1,000, third is $750, and fourth is $500.
  • Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award – Want a $7,500 college scholarship, a chance to participate in a Milk Mustache ad, and a trip to Disney World? Then this scholarship is just for you! The application form also calls for a 250-word essay that describes how you refuel with milk.
  • David Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship –Ball State University offers an annual scholarship to United States citizens where students choose to involve themselves in projects that relate to the media: research, written work, video, graphics, audio, and film. The winner receives $10,000, the first runner-up $5,000, and the second runner-up gets $3,333.
  • Potato Industry Scholarship – Graduate students who are pursuing advanced studies in Agribusiness and looking to enhance the Potato Industry can participate in the Potato Industry Scholarship, which awards up to $5,000 to the recipient based on academic achievement, leadership, and potato-related studies.
  • The NCTA Help Santa Find the Perfect Real Christmas Tree scholarship –
    For applicants 6-16 years of age and planning to enroll part- or full-time in a two- or four-year college, a winning essay could be worth $5,000 in college tuition according to the National Christmas Tree Association.
  • FBI Common Knowledge Challenge – The FBI site sponsors online quizzes for high school and college students to participate in every month. The contests are redone every month, and students have the opportunity to participate until they reach the cap of $5,000 of total prize money.
  • Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest – The Duck Brand is hosting a scholarship prize of $6,000 to the couple with the winning prom outfits made out of duct tape. Participants are provided a large selection of tape to use for this project.
  • Culinary Institute of America’s All-American Apple Pie Recipe Contest – Those with the penchant for baking can now attempt to best the rest of the country with their apple pie recipe. The apple-pie-scholarshipwinning recipe awards the participant with $25,000 for college, while second place gets $15,000, and third is awarded $10,000.
  • American Welding Society Scholarship– Interested in the craft of soldering, brazing, joining, and thermal spraying? A welding scholarship is actually offered by the American Welding Society for eligible students who are interested in the craft of welding.
  • Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship – Vegetarians can now rub their noses in once more on the meat-eaters, because this scholarship is only awarded to those high school students who have been promoting vegetarianism in their schools and communities. The scholarship has a maximum of $5,000 per winning student.
  • National Make It Yourself with Wool Competition – Mix fashion design with wool, and you get a possible $1,000-$2,000 in prize money, solely by making garments made of 100% wool!
  • Klingon Language Institute Kor Memorial Scholarship – You do not need to know Klingon for this scholarship, but you should be a language enthusiast! The Klingon Language Institute awards undergraduate and graduate students $500 annually, in recognition of their excellence in language study.
  • The American Association of Candy Technologists – Those with a sweet tooth might think this scholarship to be too good to be true. But those who are majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science, or other related sciences, as well as interested in confectionery technology, will find this a perfect opportunity to win around $5,000 in scholarship money.
  • Parapsychology Foundation – Familiar with the Syfy show “Ghost Hunters?” Well, students who parapsychology-scholarshipare interested in parapsychology (or the scientific study of paranormal activity) can earn grants and scholarship funds in pursuit of this type of knowledge.
  • The School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship – A proclaimed band geek? Well, this is your chance to earn some scholarship funds by writing essays on a particular topic regarding music. Past contests have dealt with different topics, including “How does music unite cultures within your school and community?”
  • Tylenol Scholarship Program – Students pursuing healthcare-related education have the opportunity to apply for the scholarship program sponsored by Tylenol. A total of 10 students will be awarded $10,000 each, and 30 students will get $5,000.
  • The American Society for Enology and Viticulture Awards – Like wine? The American Society for Enology and Viticulture is awarding a number of students some scholarship money, provided that they are enrolled in science fields relating to the grape and wine industry.
  • Arabian Horse Foundation – Equine lovers now have an opportunity to participate in the Arabian Horse Foundation scholarship. Students that demonstrate financial need and either a high school senior or a college freshman are eligible.

Amy P'Pool is currently a student at California State University at Long Beach. Studying journalism, aspiring to be a professional writer someday. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors, jogging thru the parks and along the beaches of California, some consider her to be true....

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