Lost all hope of receiving any scholarships? Never fear, there may be some free money out there for you after all. Take a look at these unusual scholarships:
The "Duck Brand" Duct tape "Stuck at Prom" scholarship. You have to find someone willing to dress up in attire made solely from duct tape. Everything must be made from one of Duck Brand's 20 colors of tape. www.ducktapeclub.com/contests/prom.
Quack! Quack! Another duck-themed scholarship — The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest. The best duck caller can win a $1,500 scholarship. Get quacking and call 870-673-1602.
tlhIngan Hol Dajatlh'e'? If you do, then this is a scholarship for you — the Klingon Language Institute's Kor Memorial Scholarship. If you didn't understand the phrase above, do some research at www.kli.org/scholarship.
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The Michigan Llama Association scholarship. Go to www.michiganllama.org/youth.html#scholarship.
For those of you who know what vacuum coatings are: The Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation Scholarship — www.svc.org/sf/svcfoundationschol.html.
If you fancy going to Loyola University Chicago, you are Catholic, and your last name is Zolp, you're in luck. Loyola offers full rides to students accepted whose last name of Zolp appears on a birth certificate and confirmation certificate. www.luc.edu/finaid/scholarships_loyola.shtml.
Have academic excellence? Enjoy community service? Have leadership skills? Excel in athletics? Can look great while sporting a milk mustache? The SAMMY (Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year) is perfect for you. www.sammyapplication.com.
Feeling festive? Help Santa find the perfect Christmas tree by writing an essay for the National Christmas Tree Association's "Help Santa find the perfect REAL Christmas Tree" essay competition scholarship. www.christmastree.org/santacontest.cfm.