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You don’t have to be a valedictorian or all-star athlete to win a scholarship.
A few strange scholarships award students with unique abilities and talents. I’m Janet Stauble with your Bankrate.com Personal Finance Minute.
Your aversion to breaking a sweat can pay off. A scholarship through Bucknell University awards high school grads who don’t drink, smoke, do drugs or participate in sports.
Graduate students pursuing a career in the sheep industry can earn college cash from the Sheep Heritage Foundation.
Hate long-winded essays? It pays to be concise when competing for a Zinch.com scholarship. Their award goes to the candidate who can answer a complicated question in less than 300 characters.
Spend your summers on the golf course? Evans Scholars awards full tuition and housing to caddies with excellent grades and golf club recommendations.
Your passion for Star Trek can go beyond a nerdy fan club. Enthusiastic Starfleet Academy members are eligible for a scholarship.
Let’s not forget about fashionistas. Duck brand duct tape awards high school seniors who go to prom sporting outfits made entirely of duct tape.
Want to learn more? Log onto Bankrate.com. I’m Janet Stauble.