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Top 10 Weirdest Scholarships You Did Not Know Existed

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So you think you know a lot about scholarships. I mean sure, from following our channel, you know there are scholarships for undergraduate, masters and PhD and also scholarships for all types of subjects. Now, did you know there are scholarships for tall people? Yea. Here are 10 very weird scholarships you never knew existed. Hold your breath ‘cause you will be shocked! No 7 will definitely surprise you.

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10. KAAD scholarships for Catholic students

If you didn’t know that you could be awarded a scholarship by virtue of the religious denomination you belong to, now you know. An organisation in Germany, KAAD offers scholarships to Catholic Christians in developing countries. Candidates from other religions can apply if they are recommended by a Catholic church and can prove their commitment to interreligious dialogue.

9. Flavor of the Month Scholarship

“If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?” You can scoop up this scholarship of $1,500 by answering that in a short and sweet 250-word essay.

8. Indigenous people scholarship

If you are a descendant of the people who first settled on a land or territory, you could be qualified for some scholarships by the United Nations such as World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Indigenous fellowship, the UN human rights fellowship for indigenous people and many more. Interesting right?

7. Star Trek Fan Scholarship

If you have a passion for the Star Trek show or for science fiction, here, you can earn scholarships to help pay for school through the show’s fan club, STARFLEET.

6. Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Basically a scholarship for Whiz kids. This scholarship on our no 6 spot of weird scholarships is one of the largest in the world awarding $50,000, $25,000, or $10,000 huge sums to students under 18 years, who complete a significant piece of work in areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music or Philosophy. So, if you have a whiz kid sibling, get them to apply for this scholarship.

5. Meditation scholarship

Do you want to discover and maintain your inner peace? Do you want to escape stress, anxiety and the hustle and bustle of everyday life? The scholarship offered by Peace Revolution, gives you the opportunity to take time away from your stressful environment and meditate.

4. Vegetarian scholarship

The Vegan scholarship award is a total of $20,000 in scholarship money, one award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 every year. You may have fewer choices at the dining table, but when it comes to scholarship options, there are plenty of dishes to choose from. Enjoy.

3. Disaster and war torn areas

If you are from a country that has been affected by conflicts whether racial or religious wars, there is a scholarship for you. The scholarship will help you gain admission into the UK, USA or another school outside of your country.

2. Pot scholarship

You heard right. In November 2017, Popular pot entrepreneur, Matt Kind, started a scholarship to encourage students to consider a job in legal pot aka cannabis. The Cannabis Education Scholarship offers $3,000 to students interested in making cannabis into a blossoming industry.

Hmm. We have heard it all. We can end this list now, can’t we?

Oh wait. we have the number 1 weirdest scholarship and you are not going to believe it.

1. Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Are you a big fan of scary movies with zombies and aliens? Are you looking forward to a Zombie end of the world soon and have ideas on how to survive? Then apply for this scholarship. This is the perfect scholarship opportunity for people with active imaginations.

And there you have. Have you heard of any scholarships that you found weird? Let us know in the video comments. Watch other videos in this top 10 series.

This post was last modified on June 20, 2019 2:27 pm