10 Scholarships You Won’t Believe Actually Exist



Scholarships, as most college students know, are a beautiful thing. The current prices of most colleges and universities can make attending and paying for school seem almost impossible, and knowing that scholarships are available is a huge light at the end of the tunnel for many people. There are a massive number of different types of scholarships out there, and some are stranger than others. This list compiles ten of the strangest scholarships in the world.

Excellence In Predicting The Future Award

It sounds like the perfect award for a psychic, but it’s actually just a clever play on words. Basically, this award is for students studying economics, who are good at predicting the financial market.

Common Knowledge Scholarships

Basically, these people just like to give away money for fun. This scholarship is perfect for people who know a lot of random information. You’re just asked a few random questions, and then you’re awarded anywhere from $300-$1000.

Zolp Scholarship

This scholarship is incredibly specific and strange. In order to qualify, you must be Catholic, and your last name must be Zolp.

David Letterman Scholarship

This scholarship applies only to students attending Ball State University, and requires them to submit a variety of creative media. Featuring David Letterman could definitely help their case.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

An anonymous (probably vegetarian) donor makes it possible for this group to award $20,000 worth of scholarships to vegetarians in the U.S.

Potato Scholarship

This scholarship goes towards students studying agribusiness, who are specifically interested in potatoes.

American Nudist Research Library Scholarship

This group literally awards people $1,000 scholarships for being nudists or for being supporters of nudism.

Lefty Scholarship

This scholarship, presented by Frederick and Mary Beckley requires three things: a good GPA, financial need, and for you to be left-handed.

Two Ten Footwear Foundation Scholarship

This foundation hands out scholarships to people studying shoe design, or people who work at footwear-selling places.

Tall Clubs Scholarship

To qualify for this scholarship, you have to be tall. Specifically, over 5’10 for women, and 6’2 for men.