1. Education
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Unique College Scholarships

Check Out These 36 Scholarships that Focus on Unusual or Niche Topics


More Scholarships: $10,000+ | Unusual | International Students | Engineering | Science | Nursing | Business

More Scholarships by Month: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Are you a taxidermist? An aspiring enologist or flower show judge? Are you good at designing greeting cards? Do you conduct scientific experiments for fun? With thousands and thousands of scholarships out there, you'll find one for nearly every interest and type of person. This list presents information on 36 scholarships that are more focused or quirky than most. The awards range from $50 to $50,000. For each scholarship, you'll find links to additional information at Cappex.com, an excellent website that provides free college and scholarship matching services.

AACT’s John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

College students in class
Cultura/Frank and Helena/Riser/Getty Images

• Award: $5,000
• Description: Applicants must be interested in confectionery technology. 
Administered by the American Association of Candy Technologists
Get more information (Cappex)

Alert Scholarship

• Award: $500 
• Description: Applicants must write an essay about a personal encounter with drug and/or alcohol abuse.
Administered by Alert Magazine
Get more information (Cappex)

American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship Program

• Award: varies
• Description: Applicants must be pursuing a course of study in a science basic to the wine and grape industry. 
Administered by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture
Get more information (Cappex)

ASF Olin Fellowship

• Award: $1,000 - $3,000
• Description: Applicants must be looking for solutions to current problems in Atlantic salmon biology, management, and conservation. 
Administered by the Atlantic Salmon Federation
Get more information (Cappex)

Beans for Brains Scholarship

• Award: $2,250
• Description: Applicants must know how to knit or crochet.
Administered by Jimmy Beans Wool
Get more information (Cappex)

Bob Gurnsey Scholarship Awards

• Award: $500 - $2,500
• Description: Applicants must be current paintball players. 
Administered by the Paintball Scholarship Fund
Get more information (Cappex)

C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition

• Award: $1,000 - $3,000  
• Description: Applicants must create a short documentary about a given theme related to political issues.  
Administered by C-SPAN
Get more information (Cappex)

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

• Award: $500 - $2,000
• Description: Applicants must participate in a duck calling contest.  
Administered by the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce
Get more information (Cappex)

Copyright Awareness Scholarship

• Award: $5,000
• Description: Applicants must submit a creative video presentation that would be used to educate their peers on the importance of intellectual property and copyright law.
Administered by the Music Publishers Association
Get more information (Cappex)

Courageous Persuaders Competition

• Award: $250 - $3,000 
• Description: Applicants must create a TV commercial to warn others about the dangers of underage drinking.
Administered by Courageous Persuaders
Get more information (Cappex)

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.