Unusual Scholarships

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

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.

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.

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.

ASEV Scholarship Program

The American Society for Enology and Viticulture annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry. The awards are not in predetermined amounts and may vary from year to year. All scholarship recommendations made by the Scholarship Committee are subject to final approval by the Board of Directors. The Society does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion, gender, or physical/mental disabilities. The Society has no affiliation with the University of California or other institutions that may also offer scholarship programs. Previous applicants and recipients are eligible to reapply each year in open competition with new applicants. The ASEV reserves the right not to award scholarships at all in any given year. Eligibility: All of the following requirements must be met: 1. Undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled in or accepted into a full-time accredited four year college or university program. They must reside in North America (Canada, Mexico or USA). Applicants should be a minimum of junior status for the upcoming academic year (45 semester units/60 quarter units). 2. Undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Graduate students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2. These averages must be based on a scale maximum of 4.0. 3. Applicants must be enrolled in a major, or in a graduate group, emphasizing enology or viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry. 4. Completed application packets must be received by March 1.

Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Scholarships

Pratt & Whitney will award six maintenance training scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in aviation maintenance. Winners will have the option to attend any one of the maintenance courses offered by Pratt & Whitney or Pratt & Whitney Canada such as System Familiarization, Line and Base Maintenance, and Borescope Inspection Procedures on JT8D, JT9D, PW2000, PW4000, PT6, or PW100 engines. Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Training Scholarships can be redeemed at the P&W Customer Training Center in East Hartford, Connecticut. For small engine training by P&W Canada, training will take place at a Flight Safety International Facility most convenient for the student. Hotel accommodations are covered as part of the maintenance training scholarship. (Scholarship value $800-$3,200 each depending on course taken) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

Juniata's Left-Handed Scholarship

Celebrated in many sports, ignored by most product manufacturers, stereotyped as flaky or weird by a right-handed majority, left-handers can find recognition and financial assistance for their education at Juniata College, a small, liberal-arts college in Huntingdon. Juniata's left-handed scholarship, worth $1,000 to $1,500 a year to studious southpaws, was established by the late Mary Francis Beckley, a former Juniata student, with a bequest of $24,000. More than 40 left-leaning Juniata students have taken advantage of the scholarship since its inception in 1979. The scholarship is reserved for sophomores, juniors or seniors attending Juniata College. The stipend cannot be applied to other institutions. According to Randy Rennell, Juniata's director of student financial planning, lefties are identified by answering the final question on Juniata's individual data form. The scholarship recipients are chosen from left-handers that have top academic records. Rennell says the college does not ask the students to prove they are left-handed. "We don't even check closely when they are signing the forms," he says.

SPE Amarillo Petroleum Section Amarillo, Texas USA Scholarship

Eligible students must have graduated from a high school in the Texas Panhandle area. Students must be enrolled in Petroleum Engineering at accredited university and maintain a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA. We also encourage students wishing to study Petroleum Engineering but unable to financially afford university to enroll in junior college. If they openly declare they will study Petroleum Engineering when they get to university, we support them with $1000/student/semester while in junior college as long as they maintain 3.0 GPA. $2000/student/semester for students at university $1000/student/semester for students at junior college.

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