College is expensive. This is a very well known fact shared by students around the world. In order to get that heavily desired diploma and degree you must be able to fork over lots of cash. However, there are many ways you can get that cash. While most prefer to just take upon the challenge of student loans and pay it off after they’re done, there are many of us that hunt after scholarships and grants to help chip away at those gigantic school costs. While most scholarships we go for are academic and/or athletic, there are several scholarships out there are.. well.. a little strange. Nevertheless, it’s free money! Check these out:
Left-Handed Scholarship – That’s right. You can get free money for simply being left-handed. There are lots of scholarships out there for minorities. Really, it doesn’t matter if you’re an ethnic minority or not, if you belong to a minority there is probably a scholarship out there for you.
ADHD Scholarship – Having ADHD can really be a difficult thing for students. They can’t focus in school and could potentially be made fun of. School work is difficult as they can’t focus on it and use their brains to their full potential. There are lots of scholarships out there for students who struggle with ADHD.
Little People of America and Tall Clubs International Scholarships – Who knew being extremely tall or short can get you paid? If you’re under 4’10”, you are eligible for the Little People of America Scholarship. But if you’re a woman over 5’10” or a man taller than 6’2”, you can apply for the Tall Clubs International Scholarship.
Zolp Scholarship – While this scholarship is specifically restricted to students at Loyola University (location in Chicago, Illinois) it is still a very peculiar one. If you attend this university, are Catholic, and have the last name of Zolp, then congratulations! You are probably the only one in this generation that can receive free money for your last name!
National Marbles Tournament Scholarships – Do you consider yourself a talented marbles player? If so you might want to consider applying for this scholarship. It goes to the winner of the tournament held every June. You will be crowded the King/Queen of Marbles and received a great prize!
Mycological Society of America – Planning on studding mycology? Don’t know what it is? Mycology is the study of spores, mold, and fungus. If you are planning on majoring in mycology then there is a scholarship that goes to several students.