Weird Scholarships

Left-handed scholarship?!


If you plan to attend Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA and you are left handed, you can apply for the Frederick and Mary F. Buckley Scholarship for left handed people.

In 1919, students Mary Francis And Frederick Buckley were paired together in a tennis class at the school for no other reason than that they were both left handed. The two fell in love, got married, and left a bequest to their alma mater to fund what has now become the college’s infamous left handed scholarship.

Left handed sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Juniata college may apply for the scholarship, which is awarded on a competitive basis to applicants with top academic records. These unique left handed scholarships range from $1,000 - $1,500 and cannot be applied to any other institution.

Gay/Lesbian transgender scholarship?!


Shaquille O'Neal earned a basketball scholarship to Louisiana State University. The 2005 Nobel Prize Winner in physics, John L. Hall, won a science scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University. But you don't have to be a basketball star or science wiz to win money for college. Scholarships designed for students with unique talents can help fund your degree.

Skatebording scholarship?!


Do you know what an Ollie is? Can you do a 50-50 grind, kickflip or nose wheelie? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may be eligible for the Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship. Applicants for this award must submit an essay on how skateboarding has had a positive impact on their lives. One scholarship winner receives $5,000 and three winners receive $1,000 each to attend the college of their choice as full-time students.

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