Weird scholarships for college
Golf caddie scholarship
- Requirements: Good grades, financial need and experience as a golf caddie
- Amount: Full tuition and housing for up to four years
- How to Apply: Applications for the 2012-2013 school year just passed, but applications for the 2013-2014 scholarship will be available at Wgaesf.org in early fall of 2012.
Available only to high school seniors who moonlight as golf caddies, the Evans Scholars Program award requires students to have an outstanding high school record and an evaluation from their caddie manager, signed by the golf club's president, golf pro and golf committee chairman or chairwoman.
Nanci Tessier, vice president for enrollment management at the University of Richmond, says students often overlook awards available in the field of their part-time job. Your employer and your parents' employers may also offer financial aid.
"Companies sometimes have funds that they automatically give to employees attending school," says Tessier. She says employees' dependents may also be eligible.
Along with asking their bosses and parents if their companies offer scholarship benefits, students should also check out awards available through professional organizations in their field of employment. Nonprofits such as The Professional Lifeguard Foundation offer free college bucks to students working in the field. Check out ProLifeguard.org.