Forget about the scholarships that are awarded for high grade-point averages or athletic ability. The following scholarships, although unusual, can help students with unique majors and interests land some cold, hard cash for college.
American Association of Candy Technologists Scholarship: If you’re serious about candy making, then this $5,000 scholarship could be for you. College sophomores, juniors and seniors carrying a 3.0 GPA and majoring in food science or other related major are eligible for this scholarship.
National Potato Council Scholarship: You don’t have to even like potatoes to receive this scholarship. The National Potato Council awards the annual $5,000 Potato Industry Scholarship to a graduate student in Agribusiness, which in turn helps out the potato business.
Excellence in Predicting the Future Award: Put down your tarot cards, because you don’t have to be a fortune teller to get this $400 scholarship. If you’ve got a knack for predicting the financial market and have a yearning for economics, then you can qualify to win this financial aid.
Ayn Rand The Fountainhead Scholarship: I bet you never thought liking the novel The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand would earn you some serious cash. If you are in the 11th or 12th grade and like the novel, you could earn a scholarship, up to $10,000. All you have to do is write an outstanding essay regarding the novel.
The American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship: Get serious about fire safety and you could be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Five lucky high school grads could win. All they have to do is fill out a short open-book quiz about sprinklers.
Tylenol Scholarship: Want to get into the medical field? Tylenol annually offers $5,000 to $10,000 in scholarships to 40 students that want to be nurses, doctors, physician assistants and much more.
If you thought that there wasn’t a scholarship out there for you, you were wrong. Hit the internet to see what kind of scholarships you can find. Start out by going to FastWeb.com where you can apply for over 1.3 million scholarships.