Top 5 Weirdest College Scholarships


I'm not sure what any of these weird college scholarships have to do with scholastic achievement. They're not in any particular order of weirdness.

  • American Fire-Sprinkler Association Scholarship

    Eligibility: You must write an essay about a successful fire sprinkler activation in your town, area or state.
    Amount: Seven awards of up to $3,000

  • Julia Durgee
    Duck Brand Duct Tape "Stuck at Prom" Scholarship Contest

    Eligibility: Awarded to a couple attending a high school prom that makes the best costume out of Duct Tape.
    Amount: Three main awards with up to $3,000 for each member of the couple.

  • The K2TEO Martin J. Green Sr. Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility: Preference given to a student ham from a Ham (amateur radio) family.
    Amount: $1,000

  • New England Chapter-National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance Scholarship

    Eligibility: Must be a single New England high school senior who is overweight, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must study in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont.
    Amount: Two awards of $500

  • Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship, sponsored by Tall Clubs International

    Eligibility: Must be a female with a height of at least 5-foot-10, or a male with a height of at least 6-foot-2, who will attend college in the fall.
    Amount: $1,000

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