Unusual Scholarships

Here are some of the unusual scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

AACT's John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship award for the recipient is $5,000.00, paid in two $2,500.00 installments after verification of enrollment. To qualify for this non-renewing scholarship award, the student must meet the following criteria: • College sophomore, Junior or Senior status.• Have a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology. • Attend an accredited, four-year college or university within North America. Be majoring in a food science, chemical science, biological science, or related area. • Achieved a 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA (or equivalent on another scale). Your demonstrated interest in confectionery technology can include many activities including but not limited to research projects, work experience, and formal study.

Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship

The Annual Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship of $3000 is designed to assist a student attending an accredited college or university who wishes to pursue the academic study of the science of parapsychology. Applicants must demonstrate a previous interest in parapsychology by including a sample of writings on the subject with the application form. Letters of reference are also required from three individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s work and/or studies in parapsychology. The deadline for receipt of the completed application is July 15th. Only the chosen awardee is notified by August 1st. Applications and collateral material may be submitted via post, fax or as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to an email directed to the email address below.

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

Enter March 10, 2014 to May 23, 2014 ELIGIBILITY.The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Puerto Rico and the Province of Quebec, 14 years of age or older at the time of entry who are attending a high school, home school association or other school-sanctioned prom, and who submit their Contest Entry by the deadline. Employees of Sponsor, their family members, and persons living in the same household as employees or their family members are NOT eligible. All federal, state and local laws apply. JUDGING CRITERIA/OVERALL AWARDS All Contest Entries, including photographs, will be judged collectively according to the same judging criteria by a panel of judges selected by Sponsor. Using the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”), judges will select ten (10) Finalist Couples, who will move on to a period of online public voting: * Workmanship (30%) o Workmanship will be judged based on the quality, neatness and attention to detail given in creating the Duct Tape Prom Attire and accessories. * Originality (25%) o Originality will be judged based on the uniqueness, inventiveness, creativity and original thought of the Duct Tape Prom Attire and accessories.. * Use of Color (25%) o Use of Color will be judged based on the combination, integration and harmony of colors used to create the Duct Tape Prom Attire and accessories. * Accessories (10%) o Accessories will be judged based on the creativity and use in accentuating and completing the Duct Tape Prom Attire. * Use of Duct Tape (10%) o Use of Duct Tape will be judged based on how duct tape is used to construct the pieces of the Duct Tape Prom Attire and accessories. Please check the website for more information.

The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $10,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Two awards of $5,000 each will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. We may ask finalists for more information. Scholarship winners are contacted by telephone.

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