The 9 Most Unexpected Scholarships Available

The 9 Most Unexpected Scholarships AvailableThe 9 Most Unexpected Scholarships Available

One thing all students need to realize is that there are scholarships out there—and there are a lot of them! In a less-than-thriving economy, many students cannot afford to forgo applying to scholarship opportunities.

Whether discovered through Florida National University or through an unaffiliated organization, each scholarship makes a difference toward a student’s ability to pay for their education. Don’t think you have what it takes to be awarded a great grant? Ready to learn about some of the most unexpected scholarships? Keep reading!

1. Tall Scholarship

You would never believe it, but there is a scholarship made specifically to reward the tall, dark, and handsome individuals in this world. Well, more specifically, just the taller students! If you are under 21, entering your freshman year of college, and meet the height requirements (ladies: 5’10” and gents: 6’2”), then grab the nearest computer and apply for this $1000 grant!

Sponsor: Tall Clubs International

2. Government Employee Scholarship

Our students who are employed by a government agency have the ability to apply for this scholarship; all ages (and heights) accepted! The only requirement is a referral from a government agency. Government employees who wish to have 15% of tuition covered should apply with their referral! That’s right, that’s all there is too it; there are no other requirements, no hoops to jump through, and no long essays to fill out!

Sponsor: Florida National University

3. Duck Tape Prom Creations Scholarship Competition

This popular scholarship contest has been awarded for several years. High school students, ages 14 and older, have a unique opportunity: build your dream prom dress or tuxedo from Duck brand duct tape and reap the rewards! Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available for first place winners!

Sponsor: Duck Tape

 4. Bowling Skills Scholarship

High school students who have shown promising skill in competitive bowling can apply to one of several scholarships from the USBC! Bowlers, you have the unique opportunity to be awarded up to $6,000 simply through demonstrating that you are talented at your favorite sport!

Sponsor: USBC

5. LatPro Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Hispanic or bilingual students who attend a registered university. If you fit this description, all you have to do is be yourself! No strings attached, this scholarship just requires an easy application and a simple “like” on Facebook—it’s well worth the effort.

Sponsor: LatPro

6. Díaz-Balart Scholarship

FNU established this grant to honor the Díaz-Balart family, who emigrated from Cuba. Because the family is dedicated to public service, FNU dedicated this scholarship in their honor. It is awarded to students who have immigrated to the United States. This simple, sweet scholarship is a great option for those who have decided to make their home here!

Sponsor: Florida National University

7. Make it With Wool

Believe it or not, there is a possibility to gain money for school just by constructing a wool garment! This foundation is set out to promote the use of wool, and all participants need to do is construct and model the clothing item they create! Individuals who compete at the national level have the opportunity to win scholarship money!

Sponsor: Make it With Wool

8. Duck Calling Contest Scholarship

Arkansas has a very unique way for their students to earn money for school. The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest is a local tradition that has taken place annually since 1974; high school seniors are able to enter and win up to $2,000 to put toward gaining an education!

Sponsor: Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Committee

9. FNU Alumni Scholarship

We value each and every one of our students. That’s why we decided to do something special for our returning alumni! Honoring our alumni who return for post-graduate degrees, this scholarship covers 25% of tuition!

Sponsor: Florida National University

Finding New Opportunities with FNU

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, these unique, fascinating, surprising scholarships emerge! If you are interested in continuing your education, but fear the financial commitment, be sure to do your research. Don’t let your finances stop you from getting learning!

Review our financial aid page to see if you are ready to tackle the challenge of earning your way through college! If you are not interested in applying for scholarships, be sure to at least fill out your FAFSA, which can be very beneficial for students. If you are ready to keep learning, check out our programs and apply to FNU, today! Don’t miss out on our scholarship opportunities, too!

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