If you think that winning a scholarship based on your last name or your ability with duct tape is weird, well then the answer is yes, it is true that there are weird scholarships. These awards exist because wealthy alumni or donors with peculiar traits they want to promote make donations to colleges.
Of course, the college is not going to turn down free money for its students. That’s how many of these strange scholarships are started. At the end of this chapter we highlight a few of the more off beat scholarships. As you search for scholarships you too will encounter some truly outrageous ones.
Career service offices offer more than job resources
When you are a college senior and looking for a job, the career service office will become your second home. However, many career service offices also keep lists of scholarships and in particular those that might help you get a summer internship or even pay for you to study abroad. Don’t wait until your last year in college to see what the career service office has to offer.