Wacky Scholarships

By Sharon Hodge on June 09, 2013
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What’s this: Twins Scholarship
A two-for-one offer! If you are a twin and think you two might stick together for college, consider this deal from Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio: Both twins enrolled full-time can attend for the price of one.
How much? A full-tuition scholarship awarded 50/50.
Who can enter? Twins attending Lake Erie College.
When’s it due? Check with Lake Erie College
Find out more! http://bit.ly/MZg4i5

What’s this: American Welding Society Scholarships
Always wanted to wield a blowtorch? The American Welding Society Foundation offers district, national and international scholarships for students enrolled in a welding-related educational or training program.
How much? Varies with scholarship, but several are worth at least $2,500 annually.
Who can enter? Students pursuing a welding-related educational or training program. You must also be a high school graduate or possess a GED equivalent.
When’s it due? March 1
Find out more! http://bit.ly/MJrX7b

What’s this: Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship
If you’re a young woman heading to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro -- and don’t mind a few restrictions -- this might be for you.
How much? Varies
Who can enter? Female students attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro demonstrating financial need, who must live on-campus, must not possess an automobile, must be single, and may not have any other scholarships in conjunction with the Ratchford Scholarship.
When’s it due? March 1
Find out more! http://bit.ly/MJs3Mg

What’s this: American Society of Enology and Viticulture
Do you know burgundy from cabernet? If you have an interest in wine (the study and science of it, that is!) or want to learn grape growing, this scholarship might prove fruitful.
How much? Varies
Who can enter? Students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry, at least college junior status and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduates, or 3.2 for graduate students.
When’s it due? March 1
Find out more! http://bit.ly/MoNjWi

What’s this: National Rifle Association Youth Education Summit
Forty-five selected high school sophomores and juniors from across the United States travel to Washington, D.C., for a week of activities that encourage young people to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government, and the importance of being active in civic affairs.
How much? Participants compete for $30,000 in college scholarship
Who can enter? High school sophomores and juniors with a GPA or 3.0 or higher.
When’s it due? Last year’s deadline was February 1
Find out more! http://bit.ly/MfUxAq

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