Scholarships

20+ Crazy-Weird Halloween Scholarships & Internships

Here’s to all you awesome freaks and geeks – we’ve found these scholarships, just for you!

Elizabeth Hoyt

October 21, 2019

20+ Crazy-Weird Halloween Scholarships & Internships
When you think Halloween, you likely think of dressing up in costume. But, what about higher education? From the wacky to downright weird, these Halloween college scholarships leave you hanging on every word and wondering: how many people actually apply for these? October is the perfect time to celebrate the offbeat, the oddball and the obscure - after all, that's exactly what the spirit of Halloween embraces, isn't it? So, once you've chosen your Halloween costume, start looking for spooky scholarship programs to celebrate the time of the year! Embrace your inner freak to celebrate the season of spooks. It's time to get weird with scholarships!

Halloween Express Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 10/31/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The Halloween Express Scholarship Contest is open to students who are at least 18 years of age. You must submit a 500 to 2500 word essay expressing your views on the topic: "Christmas Traditions" in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Halloween Express Scholarship Contest.

National Rice Month Scholarship

Deadline: 10/31/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 3 awards from $1,500 - $4,000
The National Rice Month Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are from the rice-growing states of Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri or Texas. You must submit a video of no more than three minutes about U.S. rice, National Rice Month and the importance of rice to your state in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the National Rice Month Scholarship.

Second Career Scholarship

Deadline: 10/31/19
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,500
The Second Career Scholarship is available to full-time mortuary science students. Preference is given to students who demonstrate current or future employment or involvement with an independently owned and operated funeral home. Learn more about the Second Career Scholarship.

Morgan/O'Neill Underwater Photography Grant

Deadline: 10/31/19
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,000
The Morgan/O'Neill Underwater Photography Grant is open to female students who are looking to continue their development in the field of underwater photography. You must be a certified diver in order to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Morgan/O'Neill Underwater Photography Grant.

Penny For A Free Ride Sweepstakes

Deadline: 12/03/19
Available to: Ages 15-21
Award Amount: $100,000 The Penny For A Free Ride Sweepstakes is open to students between the ages of 15 and 21. You must submit a photo of demonstrating a tire tread depth test with a penny or a tire pressure test using a pressure gauge and tag #pennyforafreeride and @MichelinUSA in order to be considered for this award. Photos can be posted on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Learn more about the Penny For A Free Ride Sweepstakes.

Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/19
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship is open to current college students. You must be a passionate Final Fantasy gamer and submit a short essay of five paragraphs or less on your relationship with Final Fantasy games in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship.

Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA) - USA Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/19
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000
The UNIMA-USA Scholarship is available to members of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA) - USA. You must be a North American citizen over the age of 18 and a second-level puppeteer (i.e. some experience and/or a university degree). This award is to support study with a recognized puppetry professional or professional program outside of North America. To apply, you must indicate professional experience, provide three letters of recommendation from professionals in your field, photos of your completed work, indication of motivation for studying and information about the program or professional with whom you intend to study. Learn more about the Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA) - USA Scholarship.

National Cartoonists Society Foundation – Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 12/20/19
Available to: College Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000
The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is available to college juniors and seniors. You must submit eight examples of your own cartooning artwork to be considered for this award. Learn more about the National Cartoonists Society Foundation – Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.

Tall Clubs International Scholarship

Deadline: 2/01/20
Award Amount: $1,000
Available to: College Freshmen; Maximum Age 21 Years
The Tall Clubs International Scholarship is available to freshmen students who are above average height (at least 5'10" for women and at least 6'2" for men). In order to apply, you must contact your local TCI Member Club to request sponsorship. You must be under the age of 21 and entering your first year of college in order to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Tall Clubs International Scholarship.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Deadline: 2/20/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 1 Awards of $10,000, 2 Awards of $5,000 The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors. You must have been active in promoting vegetarianism in your school and / or community; and have demonstrated compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship.

American Board of Funeral Service Education National Scholarship

Deadline: 3/01/20
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors
Award Amount: From $500 - $2,500
The American Board of Funeral Service Education National Scholarship is open to students who are pursuing study in a program in funeral service or mortuary science education in an ABFSE-accredited program. To be considered for this award, you must have completed at least one semester/quarter of study and have at least one remaining before graduation. This award is based on financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities, recommendations and the articulateness of the application itself. U.S. citizenship is also required. Learn more about the American Board of Funeral Service Education National Scholarship.

Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 3/02/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000
The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged. Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest.

Scooter Inside Scholarship

Deadline: 3/30/20
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,200
The Scooter Inside Scholarship is open to students who are currently attending high school or college. You must submit an essay of between 700 and 1500 words that discusses how to improve your scooting experience or describes your best scooter adventure in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Scooter Inside Scholarship.

H. Andrew Morse Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500
The H. Andrew Morse Memorial Scholarship is available to junior and senior aerospace engineering students at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. You must have a minimum 2.75 GPA to qualify for this award. Preference is given to students with an interest in helicopters. Learn more about the H. Andrew Morse Memorial Scholarship.

Mycological Society of America Graduate Research Prize

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $100
The Mycological Society of America Graduate Research Prizes are available to student members of the MSA who present the best research papers or posters in mycology. You must be a student member of the MSA and be a M.Sc. or Ph.D. candidate to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Mycological Society of America Graduate Research Prize.

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. Learn more about the Twin/Triplet Dorm Room Waiver.

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. Get more information on the Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship.

LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
The LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award is available to graduate students doing a research project in aquatic entomology. You must submit your resume, a short synopsis of your project, and a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor to be considered for this award. Learn more about the LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award.

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: 4 Awards from $500 - $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. 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. Get more information on the Rodeo Club Scholarship.

Arthur Gittins Entomology Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies
The Arthur Gittins Entomology Scholarship is available to undergraduate students at the University of Idaho. You must be majoring in entomology and demonstrate academic achievement to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to freshmen, then to transfer students and to those changing their majors to entomology. Learn more about the Arthur Gittins Entomology Scholarship.

Integrated Project Solutions Scholarship - SCAD

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors
Award Amount: $6,800
The Integrated Project Solutions Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design. You must be majoring in animation, broadcast design and motion graphics, interactive design and game development, sound design or visual effects. To be eligible, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 45 credits. Learn more about the Integrated Project Solutions Scholarship.

Vincent J. Iocovozzi Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $50
The Vincent J. Iocovozzi Scholarship is available to science students at Herkimer County Community College. You must plan to transfer to Simmons or another mortuary science program to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Vincent J. Iocovozzi Scholarship .

Bonus: Weird Internships!

Holography Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen to College Seniors
The Holography Internship is available to students with an interest in holography. You will assist with work in a laser lab creating and copying holograms. You will also assist with work in an art gallery: fabricating displays, creating sculptural and computer-generated art, work in cinematography and assist in the running of the business of the gallery. A personal holography project may be part of your work. Learn more about the Holography Internship.

Costume and Textiles Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
The Costume and Textiles Internship is available to post-graduate and graduate students from the following majors: costume studies, material culture, museum studies, art history, or library science. You must have completed a bachelor’s degree before the start of the internship to be considered for this position. Preference will be given to candidates currently in an academic program who have completed courses in costume and textiles history and with previous experience in a museum setting. As an intern, you will learn about collections care and long term preservation goals specific to costumes and textiles. In addition, handling, documenting, and researching objects while gaining greater knowledge and hands-on experience within a renowned encyclopedic collection of costume and textiles. Learn more about the Costume and Textiles Internship.

Exotic Feline Rescue Center Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen to Graduate Students, Year 2
The Exotic Feline Rescue Center Internship is open to students who want to further their education in animal care. You must be at least 18 years of age, be capable of lifting up to 60 pounds and be in good health. You must also be hardworking, dedicated and self-motivating to be eligible for this internship. Students majoring in animal-related fields are preferred, but it is not required. Interns will be involved in the daily care of about 186 big cats and have the opportunity to observe veterinary procedures. Internship duties also include involvement in: food preparation, feeding, cleaning, maintenance of the enclosures and grounds, construction, veterinary care, guest services and educational programs. Learn more about the Exotic Feline Rescue Center Internship.

Hershey Foods Corporation Culinary & Pastry Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Culinary and Pastry Internship is available to students majoring in culinary arts, pastry arts, or a related field. Intern duties may include assisting in banquet preparation, pastry preparation, and various other tasks. Learn more information about the Hershey Foods Corporation Culinary & Pastry Internship .
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