Category Archives: Unique Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunity For Non-Academic Achievers

High school seniors who do not have excellent academic grades but excel in community service, sports, extra-curricular activities or work performance are encouraged to apply to a scholarship program that gives value on the admirable services of an individual known as the AXA Achievement Scholarship.

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is the signature program of AXA Foundation which aims to focus on the students personal accomplishment outside their classroom. AXA select scholars in every state nationwide and award scholarship with amounts such as $25,000, $10,000 and $2,000.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the students must be citizens or legal residents of the United States, should be in high school seniors and plan to enroll as full- time college student in any 2 or 4 year program in university or college in the US. Aside from the personal achievement of the applicants, they should be also recommended by unrelated adult.  The deadline for the submission of application is on December 15, 2007. The application can be downloaded here.

Scholarship For Potato-Related Studies

Graduate students who are pursuing an advance or master degree in soil science, food science, agriculture, entomology, horticulture and the likes that have relations in potato or crop growing can apply to the scholarship program that is created by the National Potato Council.

The National Potato Council awards two scholarships with the amount of $2000 each to recognize the graduate students who are pursuing advanced studies in this particular field. The selection of scholars are based on the previous academic records, leadership capabilities and the impact of their studies in the potato industry.

Applicants for the National Potato Council Scholarship Program are required to submit a brief essay (maximum of 200 words) stating how their goals or ambitions qualify for this scholarship. For the complete list of requirements, you can download the application form in this link.

Scholarship For Tall Students

There may be several scholarship that is intended to help those students with dwarfism but did you know that there is also one organization that provide scholarships for tall students? If you are a female that is at least 5’10″ tall or a male that is 6’2″ in height;  apply and be a member at the nearest Tall Club International in your region.

Being a TCI member will give you an opportunity to be awarded a $1000 scholarship. But to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be less that 21 years old and should be a college freshman by Fall. Likewise, you can not apply directly for this scholarship because TCI accepts only applicants that were endorsed by the local club. You need to talk to your local club to endorse you and each local TCI can only endorse one candidate per calendar year.

So if you are tall and serious to get an extra $1000 scholarship, be a member of TCI to grad this opportunity. It would be wise to approach your local TCI officer about your intention early to increase your chance to be nominated for the $1000 TCI scholarship.

Virginia Smile Scholarship For Students Born With A Cleft

The Virginia Smile, a non-profit organization that is devoted to help families in Virginia who are touched by cleft lip and/or cleft palate children has an annual scholarship program for college-bound students who were born with a cleft.

The Virginia Smile Scholarship Program awards $1000 scholarship money. To be qualified for this program, the student born with cleft must be a resident in Virginia and must submit a 500-word essay that answers: “
Why do you deserve to be awarded the Virginia Smiles College Scholarship”.

The scholarship recepient must attend the Virginia Smiles Annual Family Picnic to receive the $1000 award and he/she should prepare a short acceptance speech and gives an inspirational talk to other families of children born with a cleft.

The application deadline is on May 31 of every year. To download the application form, please click here.

Aabcor Now Offers Scholarship For Brain Injury Survivors

Aabcor, a company specializing in providing case management services to brain injured people announced that they now have a scholarship program for brain injury survivors who wish to continue their studies in college. The Aabcor Scholarship Program will award two $1500 scholarships that will be paid directly to the educational institution in which the scholars have been enrolled.

This scholarship program is open to all individuals who are medically diagnosed with brain injury. To apply, applicants only need to submit the completed application form together with their brief personal statement explaining the reason why the applicant chose his/her current course of study and how it will enhance the quality of his/her life.

All applications should be submitted by mail at AAbcor, Inc. Re: Scholarship Application, 7702 S. Cass Avenue, Suite 115, Darien, IL 60561 ob or before June 15, 2007. Winners will be awarded on the 10th Anniversary celebration of Aabcor on July 2007.

Application for scholarship can be downloaded here.

Scholarship For Young Cowboys & Cowgirls

If you are a high school senior and are into rodeo or bull fighting and have participated in any NLBRA event for the last three years, then you may be eligible to apply at the Wrangler Academic Scholarship that is given by the National Little Britches Rodeo Association.

The NLBRA is awarding two scholarships amounting to $2000 each for one female and one male NLBRA member and another 4 scholarships amounting to $1000 each. The scholarship money can be used to pay for tuition books or lodging.

The major criterion for scholar selection is based on academics rather than rodeo performance. Application can be downloaded here and must be submitted on or before June 15, 2007.

Camp La Jolla Offers Fitness And Health Scholarships

Camp La Jolla announced that they will be awarding 5 Fitness and Health Scholarships this year for the surviving children of military men and women who have lost their lives as part of the global war on terror. Each scholarship is worth $3095 which is equivalent to two weeks fitness and health scholarships for the summer of 2007.

To qualify for this summer fitness scholarship, applicants need to be between 8-17 years old. Applicants should submit essays or videos describing why they or a child you know would benefit from a Camp La Jolla Fitness and Health Scholarship. Deadline for submission of entries is on May 15, 2007. All scholarship winners will be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2007.

National MS Society Scholarship Program

The National MS Society Scholarship Program is intended for students that are afflicted with multiple sclerosis or children of people with MS and will be pursuing a college education for the first time. This is an annual scholarship program which is usually open for applicant during October until January.

The MS Society scholarship program awards $1000 to $3000 scholarship assistance per scholar. To further qualify for this scholarship, applicant aside from having multiple sclerosis or having a parent with multiple sclerosis must be a legal United States citizen and must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license, or certificate.

This scholarship is administered and can be applied through Scholarship America, a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization, they are the one who receives and screens all applications for this scholarship.

Scholarship For Skateboarders

There is a certain organization that gives scholarship for skateboarders who are in high school seniors. So if you are one of them and you want to pursue a college education, why not take advantage of the sports you love and apply for Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship?

The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship awards one $5000 scholarship and three $1000 scholarships annually. It is open for all active skateboarder with at least 2.5 GPA and graduating at high school by June 2007.

To apply for this scholarship, you need to write a 300 word essay about how has skateboarding been a positive influence in your life and mail your pertinent data at The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship, P.O. Box 2054, Jenkintown, PA 19046 on or before April 20, 2007. To view the complete details on how to apply for this scholarship, please click here.

Scholarship For GLBT Students

The Point Foundation is an institution that grants scholarship aids for students who are GLBT or gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender; and would like to pursue their college education. The Point Foundation has been supporting the outstanding GLBT students since 2001 and this year, the foundation is allocating more than $500,000 scholarship money.

As Point Scholars, the students are given financial assistance to help cover their expenses in tuition, books, supplies, transportation and room or board.  Scholarship award may vary from $2,000 — $12,000 per student. And as a Point Scholars, you will receive more than just financial support because TPF ensures that their scholars are equipped with skills and exceptional leadership capabilities through the support the foundation and its network of professionals.

However, being a Point Scholar entails a serious commitment and responsibility because the as a scholar, you need to maintain at least a 3.5 GPA and give back to the LGBT community through completion of an individual service project.

To learn more about this scholarship, read the Point Foundation’s Scholarship FAQ.