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Last Updated Dec 4, FastWeb, a free online college scholarship service, suggests that you tell your student to channel his or her inner weirdo. Weird and off-kilter scholarships can pay thousands of dollars. What do we mean when we say 'weird' scholarships?
My personal favorite -- and one of the most lucrative -- is Duck brand duct tape's "Stuck at the Prom" scholarship competition. The kids in this photo are last year's winners.
You can see the couple who took second place below. Duck also gives money to the high schools that host the winners--a good incentive not to turn kids away because they're wearing clothes made out of tape. What do you have to do to win? Design, make and wear a prom outfit completely out of Duck duct tape.
It comes in designer colors! You can't enter the contest until March, but a company spokeswoman says that most kids start planning their prom outfits now.
FastWeb has compiled a list of 15 that it considers the strangest, including scholarships for tall peopleparapsychologists and science fiction writers. You'll need to sign up for FastWeb if you want to read the whole list.
If you've got a kid contemplating college, it's well worth it. The downside to FastWeb is that it makes you wade through a fair number of college-related advertisements.
But that's a relatively small price to pay for the otherwise free service, which allows you to plug your student's information into a computerized search engine that will keep spitting out scholarship ideas week after week. Most of these scholarships are the privately-funded type that are otherwise challenging to find.
According to FastWeb, only 20 kids applied for this scholarship last year, so the odds of winning are great. Past winners can re-apply.
My FastWeb home page I signed up to test the service has dozens of scholarships that don't rank among the top 15 weirdest scholarships, but are nonetheless pretty unusual. The nice thing about these scholarships is that they're not reserved solely for brainiacs and low-income kids.
Anyone with the time and interest can apply. If you've got a senior in high school, financial aid applications should be completed in January. The time to start investigating these off-beat scholarships is now."Shorty Awards", the year's best producers of short* weird content.
By short they mean characters or less, on Twitter. Award winners were recognized in 26 official categories and over 1, user generated categories for The award-winning, bestselling book presents ready-to-teach lessons, complete with student pages and assessments, that use high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books to guide hands-on science inquiry.
A blazingly intelligent first book of essays from the award-winning 30 weird things about japan that baffle foreigners, #13 is 30 Weird Things About Japan That Baffle Foreigners, Young Japanese are increasingly interested in uneven or "snaggle" teeth, known in Japanese as "yaeba.'.
The Asbury Park Press Student Voices essay and video contest is back for its 19th year in the school year. Jane Meredith Adams is co-author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning book The Last Time I Wore a Dress (Putnam/Riverhead), which was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award and has been translated into German and Japanese.
Though it was not Gallagher's actual college application essay, he did submit it as a sample of his work to college writing programs and was accepted, with scholarship, to New York University, from which he graduated in Since then he has worked as a freelance writer.