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Are you on the look-out for innovative ways to help pay for college? Well we've spent some time searching the web so you don't have to. Here is our top 10 list of weird but true scholarships.
You know Kor, the last son of the House of Kor and descendant to the Klingon Imperial Family. Finally, a scholarship for those that speak Klingon, the fastest growing language in the galaxy. The Kor Memorial Scholarship will pop you for your skills. We hope you qap, asumming you don’t qaq. So tugh and apply
Pop: honor, reward
Qaq: behave falsely
Tugh: hurry up
Have you devoted your high school career eating copious amounts of candy? The American Association of Candy Technologists wants to give you some dough, so give them some sugar and fill out an application for your chance to receive $5,000 of crisp greenbacks.
If you excel in academics, sports, community service and can rock a sweet stache, you might be eligble for the SAMMY. A super star line up of celebrity athletes will help pick the winners, so apply for your chance at $7,500.
Why use a golf cart when you can strap 50 lbs of clubs to a machine that is powered by cheetos, aka the caddy. Hundreds of student caddies across the US receive tuition and housing scholarships for helping golfers choose their clubs wisely and can probably be attributed to improving their score.
You must be at least a 5'10" female or 6'2" male to ride this ride. Hey ladies, if you had to wear flats to your prom and pat your dates' head, at least you have $1,000 to comfort you. Hey guys, being tall is awesome too and now you can have the added bonus of $1,000.
Calling all Van Valkenburgs! If this is your last name, then you are in luck. You can get $1,000 for just having this fun and interesting last name.
It's time to turn up the notch on embarassing prom pictures and get crafty. Not only will you dazzle all your friends, you could also win $3,000.
Ayn Rand's books are a staple on most high school summer reading lists, so why not get paid for your insights on "the meaning of man’s ego", tyranny and communism.
If you are eligible for this scholarship, you probably already knew we were going to write about it. The Parapsychology Foundation is a non-profit which offers a scholarship to students who posess mental telepathy.
If you have been a vegetarian throughout your life and have proclamined it to the heavens and anyone else who would listen, you could win $10,000!
Have you come across any weird university financial aid programs? If so, share them with us by commenting below.
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“I really want to go to Florida Tech, but can I afford it?”
Florida Tech is more affordable than you think. Did you know that 95% of new Florida Tech students receive some type of University Financial Aid? This should be no surprise considering the lengthy list of available scholarships and grants, and nearly 70% of freshmen are eligible for them. The average package for first-year main campus students with need in 2010-11 was $29,000.
So, what you might be asking yourself:
Q: I’m wicked smart. Which University Financial Aid should I apply for?
A: Start with Academic Merit Scholarships
But, if you are like most students and have gone crossed-eyed from Google searching scholarships, check out our presentation to move in the right direction.
Q: My parents have money, but I don’t. What should I do?
A: If you find you aren’t eligible for a scholarship or grant, Florida Tech will give you a $1,000 grant just for checking out the campus, which is renewable every year when you enroll at Florida Tech. So that means $4,000 over the course of four years at Florida Tech.
Q: I’m a Floridian, can the Sunshine State help me out?
A: Not only does being a Floridian mean you can wear flip-flops year-round, it also means you're eligible for Florida Bright Future Scholarships and Florida State Grants; you can also apply your Florida Prepaid College Plan to your tuition.
Q: What’s the first step?
A: After you have completed your research, start applying! Merit-based scholarship applications are due Feb 1. Federal and state grant applications are due March 1 by submitting a FAFSA.
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