Wacky Scholarships for Seniors

Scholarships are typically known for being given to academically or athletically excelling students, but there are also scholarships available for those with peculiar talents, or those willing to undergo certain, strange quotas. Below is a list of uncommon, interesting scholarships for those looking to apply for college funding. If none of these are quite your jam, check Naviance for more school-specific scholarships.


Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest Scholarship

This scholarship is giving away $20,000 in cash to high school students who make the best prom attire out of DuckĀ® Brand Duct Tape. Due June 3, 2019.



Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship

Gamers Helping Gamers is an organization founded to help others who enjoy the fantasy trading card game Magic: The Gathering. Opens again in 2020.



Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Scholarship Contest

High School seniors can compete for college scholarships totaling $4,250 at the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest. Due November 23, 2019.



National Potato Council Scholarship

Awards one scholarship each academic year worth $10,000 to one grad student who is conducting current research which will benefit the US potato industry. Due June 21, 2019.



Lose Your V-Card Scholarship

Host a voter registration drive and get a ton of people registered to vote to be entered to win a $5,000 scholarship. Ends in September 2019.



Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Write 250 words on anything you think will make the readers laugh and win $1,500 dollars. Due August 31, 2019.



Tall Club Scholarship

Students above 5’10 for women and 6’2 for men can apply for this scholarship and win up to $1,000. Opens again in spring of 2020.