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Unique, Silly & Fun Scholarships That'll Make You Look Twice

You scholarship hunt doesn't have to be so serious!

Shawna Newman

March 23, 2021

You'll get a kick (and hopefully money for college) out of these 15+ amusing scholarships. Bonus: Take a look at these wacky internships, too.
Unique, Silly & Fun Scholarships That'll Make You Look Twice
Weird. Wacky. Odd. Some of the most ridiculous things in life are what you take notice of, and can be a lot of fun. Some of the weirdest scholarships are also some of the silliest, goofy, oddball awards that often get a "I can get an award for what?!" type of reaction. This type of financial aid is exactly why they’re worth celebrating. Here are some of Fastweb’s all-time favorite, take-notice scholarships that are a bit silly. These fall under the silly, outlandish and how’d-they-come-up-with-that? opportunities that may make most United States students think or, perhaps, look twice. You may wonder exactly who is applying for these weird scholarships and how on earth can you meet these people?!

Niche No Essay Scholarship

Quick and Easy to Apply for a $2,000 Scholarship

Poke fun all you want, but these silly ideas actually make good sense. When you have fewer student loans to pay back than your peers, you'll graduate with less student debt. This makes life so much more fun, too! At the end of the day, these opportunities are nothing short of awesome. You never know, one of the following awards could be perfect for you! If so, you are our hero.

Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

Beans for Brains Scholarship

Deadline: 5/14/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

$2,000 Minecraft Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000

Sugar Spun Scholarship

Deadline: 8/1/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500

CARiD Scholarship

Deadline: 10/31/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Juniors
Award Amount: $1,000

Course Hero $4k College Giveaway

Easy to Enter, No Essay Needed

Candy Fleet Scholarship

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

$1,000 August Scholarship

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.

Colgate-Palmolive "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 2
Award Amount: $1,000

Chester Gould Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest


Deadline: Varies
Amount: Up to $18,000
Ages: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors

Kermit and Mickey Schafer Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 2
Award Amount: Varies

Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship

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

Twin/Triplet Dorm Room Waiver

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

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

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

Prom Pics Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors through Seniors
Award Amount: $250

Rodeo Club Scholarship

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

Eastern Dog Club Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

Clowns of America, International Scholarship

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

Jack Oakie Comedy Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

BONUS! Fun Internships:

Guinness World Records – Digital/Remote Internship

Exotic Feline Rescue Center Internship

Game Design Intern, Rocket League - Remote

Surfdog Records Internship

Wildlife Show Internship

Gameplay Programmer Internship - Fortnite - Remote

Superfly Remote Internship - Winter 2021

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