Maybe you are considered too weird to secure a date to the prom, but being your own free-spirited self just might give you an advantage in the scholarship game! Some examples of ways that your unique interests could win you a scholarship are by:
- Being so enthralled by the Poltergeist and Paranormal Activity movie franchises that you are inspired to apply for a Parapsychology Foundation scholarship.
- Loving every potato-related product from Tater Tots to Mr. Potato Head toys so much that you want to study tuber-growing on behalf of the National Potato Council.
- Being passionate enough about an animal’s right to live beyond dinner time to satisfy the hunger of The Vegetarian Resource Group.
- Disliking the person who won the vegetarian scholarship so much that you join The National Beef Ambassador Program.
- Loving the melodic sound of Beethoven’s music ricocheting off your school gym walls enough to write a winning essay for The School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship.
- Having such an insatiable sweet tooth that you qualify to win the American Association of Candy Technologists’ John Kitt Memorial Scholarship.
- Being so crazy for fuzzy llamas that you are a shoe-in for a scholarship from The Michigan Llama Association.
- Feeling uninhibited enough to win a scholarship offered by the American Association of Nude Recreation.
If you don‘t happen to possess any of the above interests, check out what’s happening on the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (www.cksf.org) website [http://www.cksf.org]. This organization offers monthly online quizzes on a wide variety of obscure topics. If you score high on an initial quiz, you will advance to the next level with a chance of winning the championship round! At the time of writing this book, scholarships were being offered to students who knew facts about Homeland Security, personal nance, and the laws of cyberspace. Who knows, maybe one of next month’s quizzes will be about the very subject that YOU have been researching since kindergarten!