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Unique, Silly & Fun Scholarships

Don't get serious! Get scholarships, instead!

Shawna Newman

October 16, 2020

You'll get a kick (and hopefully some funds to pay for college) out of these 15+ amusing scholarships. Bonus: Marvel a few wacky internships too, while you're at it.
Unique, Silly & Fun Scholarships
Weird. Wacky. Outlandish. Some of the most ridiculous things in life are what you take notice of, and can be a lot of fun. The same goes with scholarships. Some of the best weird 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 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 scholarship opportunities that may make you think or, perhaps, look twice. They make you wonder exactly who is applying for these weird scholarships and how on earth can you meet them?

$1,000 March Scholarship

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Poke fun all you want; when you have fewer student loans to pay back than your peers, these are in no sense foolish endeavors. Less student debt after graduation leads to more fun later in life. 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.

CARiD Scholarship

Deadline: 10/31/20

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Available to: Ages 16-20
Award Amount: $1,000

“A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/2020
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

Nebraska Pork Producers Scholarship

Deadline: 3/01/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Sophomores
Award Amount: Varies

Candy Fleet Scholarship

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

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:

Exotic Feline Rescue Center Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors

Surfdog Records Internship

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

Wildlife Show Internship

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

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