This page lists some of the more interesting, esoteric and unusual scholarships Finaid has encountered. The scholarship for left-handed students is the one most frequently mentioned by news media, but the duct tape contest is gaining in popularity.
To find other scholarships for students with specific interests or abilities, see the profile-based aid section of Finaid or search the Fastweb scholarship database. See also the list of cancer scholarships.
Unusual scholarships can be organized according to some of the more common subcategories of unusual scholarships, such as physical characteristics, creativity, last name, sports, field of study, the final frontier, animal appreciation, food-related, activity-related, good works, what you don’t do, twins and legacies.
For more information on unusual scholarships and how to apply, visit Fastweb’s Unusual Scholarships page.