Thursday, February 18, 2010

32 More scholarships to try...Not grade dependent

Scholarships List

Note: 32 scholarships are listed.
The link above tels more but below you'll get a quick synopsis and find a few key words to peak your interest. If any readers have gotten any of these scholarships before or have more details to offer, please leave (a) comment(s). If any word gets you interested, try for the scholarship after evaluating if you feel it is safe and appropriate. (Young people need to check with their parents or other care givers.).

I can not verify how any of these scholarships work, so use them at your own risk. I like that they include scholarships where you can write essays because I like to write! But, the "tallness factor" is great, too. Are you a lefty? Good news.

1. Duck to enter doorways? ---you might qualify male 6′2″ or taller --- female 5′10″ or taller--- Tall Clubs International Scholarship. --- write a simple essay ---“What Being Tall Means to Me,” --- $1,000.

2. Left handed?--- get a scholarship--- Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA) --- try to get up to $1,000 --- Call 814-641-3142 for details --- Frederick and Mary F. Beckley Scholarship.

3. Call ducks? Try for the Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest.--- high school senior in the USA ---adept at calling ducks. $1,500 scholarship or $500 or $300 or $200. Call for details 870-673-1602 or visit the web site.

4. The Fragrance Research Fund ---scholarship of up to $50,000 --- to clinical psychologists --- post-graduate --- aromachology---Fragrance Research Fund - 145 East 32nd St., New York, N.Y. 10016-6002.

5. Excel in academics, athletics, leadership, and community services while sporting a milk mustache --- Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award.

6. Skateboard---spell--- scholarship --- The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship GPA (above 2.5), --- $5,000 scholarship --- three $1,000

7. Ever watch Letterman late at night? Ball State University (located in Muncie, IN) --- David Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship ---Telecommunication students $10,000 courtesy of the university’s very famous alumnus --- no minimum GPA requirement---outstanding creativity.

8. Last name Van Valkenburg, or a slight variation? --- Van Valkenburg Memorial Scholarship, which offers $1,000, --- not restricted to a specific university.

9. Fries with that? Potatoes? Potato Industry Scholarship --- up to $2,000 two senior graduate students --- field of study related to potatoes.

10. The NCTA Help Santa Find the Perfect Real Christmas Tree scholarship between $5,000 to $10,000 --- ages 6 to 16 --- for the winning essay. ( Hmmm: I wonder if you can try it every year from age 6 up...)

11. $250 via the FBI Common Knowledge Challenge. high school students ---quiz contest.

12. Excellence in Predicting the Future Award --- scholarship to encourage students to pursue economics---prediction market.

13. Prom profitable? --- The Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest --- $6,000 scholarship --- to the winning couple --- best duct-tape prom outfits made by prom goer couple --- large selection of tape

14.Short? The Billy Barty Foundation --- scholarships --- short in stature. One needs to be shorter than 4′10″ --- medical form as proof of dwarfism --- Call (818) 953-5410 for details

15. Apple Pie --- Culinary Institute of America’s All-American Apple Pie Recipe Contest.$25,000 or $15,000 or $10,000 to top three --- Call 1-800-CULINARY for details.

16. Good at welding? --- welding scholarships--- The American Welding Society Scholarships --- for learning soldering, brazing, joining, and thermal spraying.

17. Can you write or draw? --- The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest --- student authors and illustrators --- genre of Science Fiction --- great for Sci-Fi fans.

18. Have you promoted vegetarianism in your schools and/or their community? Check out the Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship. Up to $10,000.

19. Favorite fabric wool? --- scholarship via the National Make It Yourself with Wool Competition 100% wool (or 60% wool blend) --- create outfit.

20. Like reading The Fountainhead, or, other books by Ayn Rand? --- write an essay --- The Ayn Rand Institute --- write the best essay concerning the novel --- top essay--- $10,000.

21. Ever use or hear of a Gatling gun? --- Last name happens to be Gatling or Gatlin--- John Gatling Scholarship. --- North Carolina State University: Call the Department of Scholarships and Financial Aid at (919) 515-2421 for details.

22. Any Star Trek fan --- scholarship --- The Klingon Language Institute $500 --- student --- in the field of language study.

23. Sweet tooth? Money for college. The American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT)---total of $10,000--- high school --- interested in confectionary technology.

24. The truth is out there, and the truth is, that the Parapsychology Foundation offers --- parapsychology. ---not an x-files fans? --- parapsychology is the scientific study of paranormal activity.

25. The Society of Performers, Artists, Athletes, and Celebrities for Space Exploration, Inc. (SPAACSE) --- Three $1,000 scholarships --- high school seniors --- composing essays about space travel.

26. Planning on lofting your bed in college? The OP Loftbed Scholarship is a $500 scholarship

27. Football players tease you for being in the band? The School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship gives scholarships to musicians who have written great essays --- a variety of topics, for example, “How a Music Education has made me a Better Student.”

28.The Scholarships $300 dollars--- write the best essay.

29. The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Award 500 four-year scholarships--- between $1,000 and $15,000.

30. The Calgon Take Me Away to College Contest answer two short essay questions---female applicants.

31. Tylenol Scholarship Try it.

32. The Discover Card Tribute Award 2.75 GPA--- leadership within your community---had significant roadblock or challenge.

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