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Crazy-Weird Scholarships & Halloween Internships

How many people actually apply for these?!?!

Shawna Newman

October 11, 2021

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

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Embrace your inner freak to celebrate Halloween night. It's time to get crazy-weird with scholarships!
  1. $1,000 October Scholarship

  2. Deadline: 10/20/21
    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. $2,000 CollegeXpress Scaredy Cat Scholarship

  4. Deadline: 10/31/21
    Award Amount: $2,000
    In just one sentence: What scares you most about the college admission process? A winner will be randomly drawn and contacted via email. The contest runs from October 1, 2021, through October 31, 2021.
  5. October 2021 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

  6. Deadline: 10/31/21
    Award Amount: $2,000
    In just one sentence: What scares you most about the college admission process? A winner will be randomly drawn and contacted via email. The contest runs from October 1, 2021, through October 31, 2021.
  7. National Rice Month Scholarship

  8. Deadline: 10/31/21
    Award Amount: $2,000 - $5,000
    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.

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  9. Cecelia Connelly Memorial Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology

  10. Deadline: 10/31/20
    Award Amount: $750 - $2,000
    The Cecelia Connelly Memorial Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology is open to undergraduate and graduate women who are enrolled in an underwater archaeology course. Undergraduates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and graduates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award.
  11. Foundation '45 Scholarship

  12. Deadline: 11/1/21
    Award Amount: $5,000 The Foundation '45 Scholarship is open to full-time or part-time students in good standing who are enrolled in ABFSE- or Canadian-accredited institutions/programs. You must be attending classes and actively pursuing a degree in mortuary science in order to be considered for this award.
  13. Memorial Classic Scholarship

  14. Deadline: 11/1/21
    Award Amount: $5,000 The Memorial Classic Scholarship is open to full-time or part-time students in good standing who are enrolled in ABFSE- or Canadian-accredited institutions/programs. You must be attending classes and actively pursuing a degree in mortuary science in order to be considered for this award.
  15. $1,000 Own Your Scholarship Journey Sweepstakes

  16. Deadline: 11/22/21
    Award Amount: $1,000 In less than a month, you can form a positive habit; what better way to start the new school year than with a habit of applying for scholarships?! Take ownership of your scholarship journey. Share your scholarship application goal for your chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship. Simply answer this multiple-choice question (there’s no wrong answer): “My scholarship application goal is to submit [select number] per month.” The scholarship is open to all high school and college students. You must be a registered Fastweb member and at least sixteen (16) years of age to enter. You can submit one entry per day until the sweepstakes deadline. The $1,000 Own Your Scholarship Journey Sweepstakes deadline is November 22, 2021.
  17. Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

  18. Deadline: 3/2/22
    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.
  19. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

  20. Deadline: 2/20/22
    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.
  21. Clowns of America International Scholarship

  22. 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.
  23. Carl Strom / Western Exterminator Company Scholarship in Urban Entomology

  24. Deadline: Varies
    Award Amount: Varies
    The Carl Strom / Western Exterminator Company Scholarship in Urban Entomology is open to undergraduate or graduate students attending the University of California, Riverside. You must have research emphasis that benefits the structural pest control industry of California to be eligible for this award.
  25. Lisa Aucoin Scholarship in Herpetology

  26. Deadline: Varies
    Award Amount: Varies
    The Lisa Aucoin Scholarship in Herpetology is available to students at Southeastern Louisiana University. You must a biology major or an art student working with photography of biology subjects. Entering students must have a minimum 2.75 high school GPA and current college students must have at least a 2.5 GPA. You must demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.
  27. Treasure Coast Exotic Bird Club Scholarship - UFSVM

  28. Deadline: Varies
    Award Amount: $500
    The Treasure Coast Exotic Bird Club Scholarship is available to fourth-year DVM students at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. You must have an interest in avian medicine and be a resident of Florida to be eligible for this award. Recipients are expected to contact the club by writing or calling to arrange attending a club meeting to meet the membership.
  29. H. Andrew Morse Memorial Scholarship

  30. Deadline: Varies
    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.
  31. Twin/Triplet Dorm Room Waiver

  32. Deadline: Varies
    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.
  33. Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship

  34. Deadline: Varies
    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.
  35. LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award

  36. 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.
  37. Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

  38. 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.
  39. Rodeo Club Scholarship

  40. Deadline: Varies
    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.
  41. Arthur Gittins Entomology Scholarship

  42. Deadline: Varies
    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.
  43. Integrated Project Solutions Scholarship

    1. Deadline: Varies
      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.

      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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