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The World's Weirdest Scholarships

From Forbes via Digg:


William Zekan Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the Arabian Horse Trust
Must demonstrate an interest in Arabian horses and financial need. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshman. $2,500.00.



Lambert and Annetje Van Valkenburg Memorial Scholarship

Must be a descendant by birth or legal adoption of a Van Valkenburg. Variations of the spelling of Van Valkenburg are permissible. $1,000.00.



Helen James Brewer Scholarship

Must be a descendant of a Confederate soldier, sailor or marine. Must

be from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee or

Virginia. Must study Southern history or literature at an accredited

college or university. $1,000.00.


American Fire-Sprinkler Association Scholarship
You must write an essay about a successful fire sprinkler activation in your town, area or state. $3,000.00.



National Rifle Association Scholarships

Must be an NRA Junior Member. Must attend one NRA basic firearm training course, earn at least one rating (Pro-Marksman, Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert or Distinguished Expert) through the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, and submit an essay on "Why I Became Involved in the Shooting Sports." $5,000.00.


Columbia 300 John Jowdy Scholarship
Must be a high school senior, graduating in the current year, who is actively involved in the sport of bowling. $500.00.



Duck Brand Duct Tape "Stuck at Prom" Scholarship Contest

Awarded to a couple attending a high school prom that makes the best costume out of Duct Tape. $3,000.00.


The K2TEO Martin J. Green Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Preference given to a student ham from a Ham (amateur radio) family. $1,000.00.



New England Chapter-National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance Scholarship

Must be a single New England high school senior who is overweight, with

a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must study in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,

New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. $500.00.



Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship, sponsored by Tall Clubs International

Must be a female with a height of at least 5-foot-10, or a male with a height of at least 6-foot-2, who will attend college in the fall. $1,000.00.

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