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30 Strange Scholarships

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Are you tall? Left-handed? Can you make a great peanut butter sandwich? Is your last name Zolp? Then you might want to consider some of the ways these odd attributes can get you a scholarship! That’s the subject of this week’s mental_floss List Show. When you’re looking for money for college, it doesn’t matter how strange a scholarship is, if you’re qualified, you apply anyway. In my house, we’re getting to the point of applying for scholarships my daughter doesn’t qualify for, just in case. Some of these are school-specific or major-specific, but for enough money, you might be tempted to change your plans.

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I qualified for a college scholarship from the Daughters of the Confederacy as I had several Confederate soldiers among my ancestors and could easily prove it. But, if memory serves, I was required to write a Lost Cause-themed essay. I was not comfortable with that idea and dropped it.
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