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There's a Scholarship for Everyone

Whether you plan on attending a State University, or a technical college like AmeriTech, college is expensive. Scholarships are a great way to cut down the expense. Many people think scholarships are only for 4.0 students, but that isn’t the case at all. You can find a scholarship for just about anything. Here are 8 scholarships you would never think of:

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Play Marbles

Play Marbles

Don’t lose your marbles, use them to earn yourself a $1,000-$2,000 scholarship from The National Marbles Tournament. If you have mad marble playing skills enter this four-day competition to win yourself some extra college cash.

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Wear Duct Tape

Wear Duct Tape

Why would you spend $500 on a prom dress, when you can win a $5,000 scholarship for wearing one made out of duct tape? The brand Duck tape offers a, “Stuck At Prom Scholarship.” To enter both couples need create their outfits entirely out of duct tape.

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Study Parapyschology

Study Parapyschology

Are you intrigued by ghosts, telepathy and psychic powers? The Eileen J. Garret Scholarship offers a $3,000 scholarship for students studying parapsychology, otherwise know as psi phenomena. Simply fill out the application and submit an essay about your paranormal experiences.

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Study Sprinklers

Study Sprinklers

Interested in fire sprinklers? The American Fire Sprinkler Association offers a $2,000 scholarship to five high school graduates. All you have to do is read about fire sprinklers, and then take a 10 question open-book quiz.

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Become a member of the Michigan Llama Association

Become a member of the Michigan Llama Association

The Michigan Llama Association offers one of their members a $500 scholarship. The recipient can renew this scholarship three times during their college career.

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Enter the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

Enter the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

Do people call you a quack? If so, prove to them you know what you’re doing and enter the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest. Four winners will win a $2,000 scholarship.

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Become a Fan of Star Trek

Become a Fan of Star Trek

Attention all trekkies. If you are fluent in the Klingon language you have two opportunities for scholarships. The Kor Memorial Scholarship offers $500 to one recipient at the KLI conference each year.

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Join Starfleet

Join Starfleet

The Starfleet Academy also offers a $500 scholarship to multiple members. To be awarded this scholarship you need to be a member of the academy for at least a year, and be in good academic standing.

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Get Taller

Get Taller

Are you a woman over 5’10, or a man over 6’2? Join Tall Club International. TCI offers multiple scholarships of up to $1,000 dollars to their tall student members. To apply you need to be under 21 years old and attending college for your first time.

AmeriTech College - Education for health care careers

AmeriTech College specializes in health care education in the medical, dental, fitness, and nursing fields.