Unusual Scholarships

Help pay for college with these Unusual Scholarships for 2016 school year. These college grants and scholarships are not for everyone, but might be perfect for you! And they pay quite nicely too.

Last updated on October 21 2016 by College Financial Aid Advice

College Grants and Scholarships

Ice Cream Flavor of the Month Scholarship

Application Deadline July 31

Award Amount $1500

Enjoy an ice cream cone while you compose you ideas for this summer scholarship. “If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?” Are you tart, sweet, nutty? This unusual scholarship is open to high school students ages 13+ and college students. For application and information about the Ice Cream Flavor of the Month Scholarship for college see www.unigo.com

Turf Writers Journalism Scholarship

Application Deadline March of each year

Award Amount $10,000 per year, may be renewed up to 3 additional years

Do you love horse racing and journalism? Help pay for college with these unusual racing scholarships. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to make a contribution to the horse racing industry. Journalism majors should definitely consider this scholarship which pays $10,000 a year, and is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Essay required and GPA 3.0 or higher. For more information about the Horse Racing Scholarship for Journalism Majors see www.racingscholarships.com.

Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Application Deadline August

Award Amount $1500

This is summer, time to have some fun! This scholarship will make you LOL. Write a short funny story, that can be true or false. Whoever said applying for scholarships is not fun, has it wrong. LOL. Open to high school students grades 9 - 12 and college students. You will find the Make Me Laugh Scholarship Application online at www.scholarshipexperts.com . They also have other unusual scholarships on their website.

Concrete Scholarship

Application Deadline November of each year

Award Amount $5000 to $1000 depending on the college the study will attend

If you interested in concrete and can write an outstanding essay on this subject that most of us don’t think about, then this is the scholarship for you. Well actually it is limited to high school seniors in Wisconsin and upper peninsula of Michigan who plan to enroll in a concrete-related program at designated universities and colleges. Selection is based upon the essay’s content and the author’s writing ability. Funny, I thought it would be based upon their concrete laying ability. Anyway, if this unusual scholarship sounds exciting to you, then apply for the Concrete Scholarship at www.wrmca.com

Eat Your Asparagus Scholarship

Application Deadline June of each year

Award Amount $4000 per year and all the asparagus you can eat (just kidding)

While the rest of us eat our junk food, you can apply for the Asparagus Club Scholarships. These unusual scholarships are open to upper-division and graduate students majoring in a field related to the grocery industry. A letter of recommendation is required from your professor in food management or business and a statement about why you are preparing for a career in the grocery industry. For additional requirements and online Asparagus Club Scholarships application see www.braf.org

Future Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Application Deadline ~ April of each year

Award Amount $12,000 for the first year and may be renewed for $4000 for each additional year

Everyone wants to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs – the future entrepreneur who makes it big. Why not apply for college grants and scholarships to help you be successful, like this Future Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This unusual scholarship is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates who demonstrate leadership skills, academic excellence, ingenuity, and most importantly an entrepreneurial spirit. No specific field of study is required. For additional information about the Future Entrepreneur of the Year Award see www.nase.org

Play Environments Scholarship

Application Deadline ~ February of each year

Award Amount $5000

Remember that saying about all the important things in life you learned in kindergarten? Did you know that you learned most of what you need to know to qualify for these unusual scholarships about playgrounds? Yes, this scholarship is open to undergraduate landscape architecture students in their final 2 years of study, or graduate students. Applicants must understand the design of play environments and how to integrate them into parks, schools and other play and recreation environments. So let the child in you come out and apply for this unusual scholarship. For more information about the Playground Scholarship from Landscape Architecture Foundation see www.lafoundation.org

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