Scholarships

Crazy-Weird Scholarships & Halloween Internships

Why not apply for one of these obscure Halloween-themed scholarships?! This weird list totals more than $50,000 in financial aid.

Shawna Newman

October 10, 2022

Crazy-Weird Scholarships & Halloween Internships
How many people actually apply for these?!?!
When you think of Halloween, you likely think of creative group costume parties, trick or treat, pumpkin carving, scary movies, or haunted places. But, what about free scholarships to help you pay for college? When applying for college and finding the niche scholarships to pay for school includes special talents, and obscure hobbies, paying for school gets really get weird—AND FUN! From the wacky to downright weird, these weird 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 Halloween season, the oddball and the obscure - after all, that's exactly what the spirit of Halloween embraces, isn't it?
Embrace your inner freak to celebrate Halloween night. It's time to get crazy-weird with scholarships!
  1. $1,000 October Scholarship

  2. Deadline: 10/20/22
    Award Amount: $1,000
    Each new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start, so we're giving away a $1,000 scholarship to help kickoff the new school year.
  3. Scary Stories Scholarship

  4. Deadline: 10/31/22
    Award Amount: $1,000
    What's your favorite scary movie, book, or legend? A winner will be randomly drawn and contacted via email. The contest runs from October 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022.
  5. Memorial Classic Scholarship

  6. Deadline: 11/1/22
    Award Amount: $5,000 The Memorial Classic Scholarship is available to students majoring in mortuary science.
  7. Foundation '45 Scholarship

  8. Deadline: 11/1/22
    Award Amount: $5,000 The Foundation '45 Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a degree in mortuary science.
  9. Colonial Ghosts Scholarship

  10. Deadline: 12/15/22
    Award Amount: $1,000 The Colonial Ghosts Scholarship is available to students majoring in marketing. To be considered, you must submit a 1,000 - word essay explaining your education goals and plans after graduating college.
  11. US Ghost Adventures Scholarship

  12. Deadline: 12/31/22
    Award Amount: $2,000
    The US Ghost Adventures Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a minimum 1,000 - word essay describing the strangest, spookiest, or most unexplained event that has happened in your life. The essay can be fiction or non - fiction. Preference will be given to military veterans.
  13. Rove Pest Control Scholarship

  14. Deadline: 12/31/22
    Award Amount: $500
    The Rove Pest Control Scholarship is available to high school and full - time college students. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Special consideration will be given to students pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field.
  15. American Board of Funeral Service Education National Scholarship

  16. Deadline: 3/1/23
    Award Amount: $1,500 - $2,500
    The American Board of Funeral Service Education National Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing study in a program in funeral service or mortuary science education in an ABFSE - accredited program. You must have completed at least one semester / quarter of study and have at least one remaining before graduation to be eligible for this award.
  17. Clowns of America International Scholarship

  18. Deadline: Varies
    Award Amount: Varies
    The COAI Scholarship is available to students enrolled in family entertainment educational programs that run for a minimum of ten hours. You must be a COAI member in good standing for at least one year in order to be considered for this award. The deadline for applications is 60 days prior to the event for which the scholarship is requested.
  19. LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award

  20. Award Amount: Varies
    Deadline: Varies
    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.
  21. Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

  22. Deadline: Varies
    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.

    Weird Internships!

    1. Holography Internship

    2. Deadline: Varies
      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.
    3. Costume and Textiles Internship

    4. Deadline: Varies
      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.
    5. Exotic Feline Rescue Center Internship

    6. Deadline: Varies
      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.
    7. Hershey Foods Corporation Culinary & Pastry Internship

    8. Deadline: Varies
      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.

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