Unique, Silly & Fun Scholarships

Don't get serious! Get scholarships, instead!

Elizabeth Hoyt

April 01, 2016

Unique, Silly & Fun Scholarships

Weird. Wacky. Outlandish. Some of the most ridiculous things in life are what you take notice of.

The same goes with scholarships. Some of the best are also some of the silliest, weirdest, oddball awards that often get a “I can get an award for what?!” type of reaction. This is exactly why they’re worth celebrating.

Here are some of Fastweb’s all-time favorite take-notice scholarships. These fall under the silly, outlandish and how’d-they-come-up-with-that? category of scholarship opportunities that may make you think or, perhaps, look twice. They make you wonder exactly who is applying for these scholarships and how on earth can you meet them?

But, at the end of the day, a scholarship is a scholarship! And these are nothing short of awesome.

You never know, one of the following awards could be perfect for you! If so, you are our hero.

DeForest Kelley/Dr. Leonard McCoy Medical Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The DeForest Kelley/Dr. Leonard McCoy Medical Scholarship is available to students pursuing medical or veterinary studies. Applicants must be members in good standing with STARFLEET and must have been so, for at least one (1) year before the application deadline.

This one’s for trekkies who also want to be lifesavers.

Learn more about the DeForest Kelley/Dr. Leonard McCoy Medical Scholarship.

James Doohan/Montgomery Scott Engineering and Technology Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The James Doohan/Montgomery Scott Engineering and Technology Scholarship is available to students pursuing engineering or technology studies. Applicants must be members in good standing with STARFLEET and must have been so, for at least one (1) year before the application deadline.

If you’re a STEM scholar and a Star Trek fan, this scholarship is out of this world fantastic.

Learn more about the James Doohan/Montgomery Scott Engineering and Technology Scholarship.

Gene Roddenberry Memorial/Sir Patrick Stewart Scholarship for Aspiring Writers and Artists

Deadline: 6/15/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The James Doohan/Montgomery Scott Engineering and Technology Scholarship is available to students pursuing engineering or technology studies. Applicants must be members in good standing with STARFLEET and must have been so, for at least one (1) year before the application deadline.

This scholarship is where creative brains meet Star Trek fans.

Learn more about the Gene Roddenberry Memorial/Sir Patrick Stewart Scholarship for Aspiring Writers and Artists.

Armin Shimerman/George Takei/LeVar Burton Scholarship for Business, Language Studies and Education

Deadline: 6/15/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: of $1,000

The Armin Shimerman/George Takei/LeVar Burton Scholarship for Business, Language Studies and Education is available to students pursuing studies in business management, foreign languages, teaching and other related fields. Applicants must be members in good standing with STARFLEET and must have been so, for at least one (1) year before the application deadline.

For those who want to develop a business that’s on par with Starfleet.

Learn more about the Armin Shimerman/George Takei/LeVar Burton Scholarship for Business, Language Studies and Education.

Space Explorers’ Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Space Explorers’ Memorial Scholarship is available to students pursuing studies in a field that may not be covered by one of the other STARFLEET scholarship types (engineering, medicine, art, business). Applicants must be members in good standing with STARFLEET and must have been so, for at least one (1) year before the application deadline.

In a niche field? That’s okay, Starfleet still has you covered.

Learn more about the Space Explorers’ Memorial Scholarship.

Parapsychological Association Research Endowment

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 2 Awards between $2,000-$5,000

The Parapsychological Association Research Endowment is open to students who are engaging in parapsychological research and are looking to contribute to the scientific understanding of parapsychological phenomena. You must submit a brief, formal proposal of no more than 3000 words on your chosen topic of study in order to be considered for this award.

We’re not claiming to be psychic or anything, but we do already know you’ll love this scholarship.

Learn more about the Parapsychological Association Research Endowment.

Gilbert Roller Fund

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

Sponsored by the Parapsychological Association, the Gilbert Roller Fund is open to students who are engaging in parapsychological research and are looking to contribute to the scientific understanding of parapsychological phenomena. You must submit a brief, formal proposal of no more than 3000 words on your chosen topic of study in order to be considered for this award.

Channel your spirit to apply for this scholarship!

Learn more about the Gilbert Roller Fund.

CKSF Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S.

You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies.

You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.

If you have a lot of useless trivia knowledge, this is for you!

Learn more about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship for What You Don’t Do

Deadline: Varies
Available To:College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship is open to female students at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

You must live on campus and have never been married.

You must also not have a car and have received no other scholarships to be eligible for this award.

All I’ve ever wanted is to know how this award came to be. Is that too much to ask?

Get more information on the Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship.

Twin/Triplet Dorm Room Waiver

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies

The Twin/Triplet Dorm Room Waiver is available to full-time entering freshmen at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.

You must be a twin or triplet and all must attend NEO together (but you don’t have to room together) to be eligible for this award.

It’s funny how they make a point to say you don’t have to share a room together…because none of the twins and triplets who have shared rooms their entire lives would apply otherwise.

Learn more about the Twin/Triplet Dorm Room Waiver.

Play! Pokemon Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Play! Pokemon Scholarship Program is open to students who are the top finishers at the Pokemon Trading Card Game U.S. National Championships and the Pokemon World Championships. Regional Championships are held in the summer of 2016 with the World Championships being held in August 2016. Scholarships are available until your 28th birthday or ten years from the date the scholarship is granted.

Who knew that Pokemon expertise would eventually pay off?

Learn more about the Play! Pokemon Scholarship Program.

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000

The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest is available to high school seniors who demonstrate talent in duck calling.

You must participate in a duck calling contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas to be considered for this award.

If duck calling falls under your dynasty, apply for this scholarship.

Get more information on the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest.

Rodeo Club Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available To:College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies

The Rodeo Club Scholarship is open to entering freshmen or transfer students enrolled in the Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

You must be majoring in animal science, be enrolled full time, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be planning to participate in the Rodeo Club NIRA sanctioned events to be eligible for this award.

FYI: This is not the only rodeo scholarship in Fastweb’s database. We have quite a few of them. All we have to say to that is yee-haw!

Get more information on the Rodeo Club Scholarship.

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