Panel of Experts

Karl Schellscheidt

SAT Prep Expert

  • BSE, Princeton University '90
  • M.A., Secondary Education Seton Hall University '93
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School '00

Fred Hargadon

Dean of Admission

  • Swarthmore College
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University

Don Betterton

Financial Aid Expert

  • Director of Financial Aid, Princeton University (1973-2006)
  • Certified College Planner
  • Principal, Betterton College Planning

Seamus Malin

Admission Expert

  • Harvard University
    Dir. of Financial Aid
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    International Office Director

Weird and Wacky Scholarships

Michelle Hartwell

college admissions expert advice from Researching scholarships? Here are a handful of peculiar scholarships that have little to do with academics. Who knows? If you happen to satisfy their offbeat requirements, you may find yourself with some extra cash for college!

Milk Mustaches
Can you manage to make a mean milk mustache? If you’re adept at making milk stick to your upper lip, AND you have a pretty good athletic and academic record, the America’s Milk Processors Board may want to award you with a $7500.00 Scholarship!
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Attention All Knitters
The National Make It Yourself with Wool (NMIYWW) organization awards 2 scholarships for knitting wool garments. Make a killer wool garment and submit it to this organization and they will judge it based garment style and design, contestant’s presentation, and creativity. Winners receive either a $2,000 or a $1,000 scholarship. Random!
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Making Worf Proud
Klingon Language Institute Scholarship
Gotta love this one. The Kor Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Klingon Language Institute to recognize and encourage scholarship in the field of language study. You don’t have to be fluent in Klingon, but creativity is preferred.
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How’s the Weather Up There?
The Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship, sponsored by Tall Clubs International offers tall students a $1000.00 scholarship. To qualify, girls must be at least 5-foot-10, and guys must measure at least 6-foot-2.
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Break on Through to the Other Side
The New York-based Parapsychology Foundation offers young ghost hunters and those with interest in the paranormal several scholarships.
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For Lefties
Juniata College located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania offers two 1,000 scholarhips to left handed students each year. One of the qualifications is – yes – left handedness.
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Here Birdie Birdie
The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest awards a $1,500 scholarship to the winner of their duck calling contest. First runner-up gets $500, second runner-up gets $300, and third runner-up gets $200.
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Live Long and Prosper
Starfleet Academy Scholarship. If you are a member of the “Starfleet Academy,” an organization modeled after the fictitious Star Trek academy you may qualify for awards such as the Gene Roddenberry Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Writers or the DeForest Kelley/Dr. Leonard McCoy Medical Scholarship.
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Where’s the Fire
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship– To qulify for one of seven $3000.00 awards, students must write an essay about a successful fire sprinkler activation in their town, area or state.
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Michigan Llama Association Scholarship– If your parents are part of this organization, you’re in luck. The scholarship consists of a $500.00 stipend given to the student(s) chosen by the MLA board.
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Must Love Horses
Arabian Horse Foundation offers scholarships to young people with an interest in equine activities that also have good academic records.
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A Little Bit Icky
For those who love water bugs. If you have a keen interest in water insects, you may qualify for the $500.00 LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology scholarship sponsored by the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF.)
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National Rifle Association Scholarships
NRA Junior Members who have attended one NRA basic firearm training course, earn at least one rating of Pro-Marksman, Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert or Distinguished Expert and submitted an essay on “Why I Became Involved in the Shooting Sports” may qualify for one three $5000.00 scholarship awards.
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