So, you should know by now that not all scholarships are given out on the basis of your grade point average or financial need. You can earn a scholarship based on which hand you write with, a job you've held, being a twin, or going to prom in a really strange outfit. In the world of "unusual" or "wacky" scholarships, anything goes. Although some of the criteria to win one of these scholarships can seem pretty "out there," unusual scholarships can be grouped into some basic categories based on the stipulations that the scholarship provider makes.
There are also unusual scholarships that are so wacky that they don't fit into any of these categories. If you possess the ability to call ducks, for example, you can compete in the annual duck calling contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas, and possibly win a scholarship. Students who are willing to go to prom dressed in an outfit made of duct tape (and have the ability to convince their date to do the same) could win a scholarship and win their school some money, too. You love candies? Try AACT National Candy Technologists Scholarship. And if you are under 4'10" in height, you might want to see Little People of America Scholarship. You are a tall one? No problems, Tall Clubs International (TCI) Scholarship offers a $1,000 scholarship for tall people. What if you just love knitting wool garments? National Make It Yourself with Wool Competition has $1000 and $2000 in scholarships waiting for you. What if you just happened to be born and you last name is “Zolp”, see the Zolp Scholarships, they could help you to pay for college. No luck with last name? Maybe you have been skateboarding for some time now? Because then you are be eligible for Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship. Don’t eat meat? Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship provides $5000 scholarships. There are scholarships for amateur radio operators, asthma patients, blind students, bowlers, boy scouts and girl scouts, children of veterans, choral singers, debaters, entrepreneurs, farmers, feminists, French speakers, gardeners, golfers, grandchildren of alumni, horseback riders, lesbians, band members, nudists, overweight students, tall women, water skiers, and workers at some McDonald's restaurants. Just to name a few.
Don't give up on a scholarship just because you don't have the highest GPA or a lot of financial need - there are plenty of scholarships out there for a student just like you!