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Unusual Scholarships

What is your opinion on scholarship?
Well now, what’s on your mind when thinking of the word “unusual scholarship”?
If you have the same thoughts as me when thinking about scholarship, then you can imagine a student who is very intelligent, has a perfect GPA, or may be physically intelligent. Academic and non academic scholarships are what we think in general when hearing the word “scholarship”But

what about unusual scholarships?

Is there something that comes with suddenly in your mind? Most people may never hear the Shopie Major Memorial duck Calling contest giving $ 1500 for high school students who are good at calling ducks. In fact there are hundreds of unusual scholarships. If you are looking for information on the internet you might assume that the scholarship is strange and what’s in it for the scholarship provider.

Okay, so what? Why should you care?

Well, there are many types of scholarships out there that are easy to come by, right? There is even a scholarship that may not be called a scholarship so not many people sign up and no one is interested at all. Precisely it becomes your chance to get a scholarship. This can be a big mistake when you consider that anyone of these scholarships can pay you anywhere from $1,500 to $15,000, or more, for college. If you’re really smart you don’t just find one of these, you find and apply to as many as you possibly can. The more you apply to, the better your chances of getting some.

So far this all sounds pretty good I imagine. I mean, who wouldn’t want easy money to help pay for college?
Well, here’s the tough part. Where do you find these scholarships? It’s interesting, I was reading on the federal financial aid website about scholarships and grants and right there they recommend that if you want to get scholarships for college that you should apply for as many as you can, it just makes sense, the more you apply to, the better your chances of winning some.
Back to the discussion of looking for a free scholarship, you will find many unique scholarships if you look online. This is the approach I took a few years ago when I decided to go back to school to finish my degree. Fortunately I found some really great websites that had done all the boring research for me and had compiled lists and lists of these scholarships. Then it was pretty easy, I just went through the lists and found the ones that I felt I would be able to get.

Now, once you get to this part, don’t sell yourself short. Create a list of potential scholarships that you would like to apply for, but don’t eliminate scholarships from your list too quickly just because you aren’t sure if you would get it. Remember, you want to apply for as many as you can, even if you’re not sure you would win one. You never know.

Unconventional scholarship is one of the ways to earn money for college tuition. Although this is a unique way, but I still recommend it to be a strategy of earning money for school for free. We are also seeing more and more of these wacky type of scholarships popping up. President Obama has publicly encourages American’s to go back to college and further their education. With this national level of attention to our education, many federal, state, private and religious organizations are stepping up to the plate and offering real solutions to help pay for college.