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Really Tall or Don’t Eat Meat? There’s a Scholarship for That
Working hard and doing well on standardized tests can help students get college scholarships, but there is also money available that isn’t based on academics. Check out seven whacky scholarships that will help reduce tuition costs.

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Everyone knows working hard in high school is one way to get cash for college, but there are more unique ways for students to score scholarships for their education.  Here are some wacky college scholarships, courtesy of StudentAdvisor.com.

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No. 1: Tall Clubs International Award

This scholarship awards women who are at least 5’10  and men standing 6’2 or higher $1,000. This is paid for the first year of college.

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No. 2: Little People of America Chapter

Being short pays too, this scholarship ranges from $250 to $1,000 for qualifying students. This award is paid for the first year of college as well.

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No. 3: Stuck at Prom Scholarship

Getting creative with your prom attire can help win you cash for college. This contest challenges students to create and accessorize their prom outfits with duct tape. The best-dressed students wins a $5,000 scholarship, for their first year of school.

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No. 4: The Starfleet Scholarship Program

Calling all Trekkies—this award is for official members of the Star Trek Fan Club and the payout is $500. This scholarship is split on half for one year of semesters, and is available for the first year of college.

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No. 5: The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

This is the highest-paying quirky scholarship on the list: it pays $10,000 for high school students who have promoted vegetarianism. This prize is also for the first year of school.

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No. 6: Western Sunbathing Association Scholarship

This award is given out by the American Association for Nude Recreation’s Western Region’s members. The scholarship is for $1,000—just remember to wear your sunscreen! This scholarship is for the first year of college or the first year of continuing school.

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No. 7: Frederick and Mary F. Beckley Scholarship for Left-Handed people

This scholarship is eligible for all the lefties out there, and pays $1,000. This prize is open to needy left-handed students who have junior or senior standing at Juniata College, for their first year.

Really Tall or Don’t Eat Meat? There’s a Scholarship for That

Working hard and doing well on standardized tests can help students get college scholarships, but there is also money available that isn’t based on academics. Check out seven whacky scholarships that will help reduce tuition costs.

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