200 Unique and Weird Scholarships Worth Applying For

200 Weird And Unusual Scholarships For 2018 & 2019

Weird Scholarship List: Now Updated For 2018 & 2019!

Are you a musician with aviation aspirations, wanting to someday become a pilot? Are you anticipating the Zombie Apocalypse in the near future and have some ideas on how you would survive? Ok, here’s the more important question: do you need money to help pay for college? We’ve searched the cosmos and gathered 200 unique and weird scholarships worth applying for – when combined, they total over $800,000 in award money!

Our goal was to create a fantastic resource for students who want to make education a reality and highlight the great organizations sponsoring the scholarships. Whether it’s writing an essay about a creative topic, studying overseas, or pursing your love for chocolate, you’ll likely find a scholarship here that you never imagined actually exists. Use the links below to quickly navigate to a section that may apply to you.

Each category outlines the types of scholarships you’ll find there. For each scholarship, we’ve provided the sponsoring organization or company, the award amount, and a link directly to their application, making it easy for you to find and, more importantly, apply for it! While most of these scholarships are intended for use to pay for college, there are unique opportunities on the list for fellowships and alternative ways of furthering your knowledge of a field or subject.

Thanks to all of the organizations helping make education a reality for students!

Scott Hawksworth

Scott Hawksworth
Founder and Podcast Host, YesCollege


Jocelyn Paonita Pearson

Getting College Scholarships Featuring Jocelyn Paonita Pearson

Get the most important tips and facts about applying for scholarships with this episode of the YesCollege Podcast. Scott is joined by the brilliant Jocelyn Paonita Pearson, founder of The Scholarship System, a site all about helping students (and families) find and get college scholarships. Click here to view this episode's show notes.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Where to begin your scholarship search whether you're a student or a parent.
  • What types of scholarships you should actually look for (and which scholarships to avoid).
  • The most important things you need to know when applying for college scholarships.
  • Jocelyn's best tips and advice for earning scholarships.