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February 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 181

Having a college education is important, and it doesn't matter if it's from an accredited online college or a traditional college. However, some people decide not to go to college because they simply cannot afford it. That's why scholarships and grants were invented. If you are like me though, you probably think you would never qualify for a scholarship. Well, think again. As I was told when I first started my college career, you should apply to any and all scholarships that are out there. You never know. One guy applied for a scholarship that was only taking female applicants, but since he was the only one who applied, they granted him the scholarship. If you think that is weird, check out some of these scholarships. Keep in mind these are in fact real scholarships.

Are you tall? Abnormally tall? Under the age of 21? If you answered yes, to those, then you may want to look into the TCI Scholarship Award that is offered at the Tall Clubs International Convention. TCI awards up to $1,000 each to students who are under the age of 21 and meet the height requirements, 5' 10" for women and 6' 2" for men. The downside is if you are interested in this scholarship, you can only be considered through a local TCI Member Club. So, contact your local TCI Member Club today to try and get your scholarship.

Can you quack like a duck? You may be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship through the Chick & Sophie Major Memorial Scholarship Duck Calling Contest. The contest is for high school seniors who can do the best duck calls. You have to perform four duck calls in 90 seconds: hail, feed, mating, and comeback. The Grand Prize winner of the contest is awarded $2,000, the 1st runner-up gets a $1,000 scholarship, 2nd runner-up will receive $750, and the 3rd runner-up receives $500. In order to participate, you must register through the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce in Stuttgart, Arkansas. So, start practicing those calls. Quack!

I think Captain Kirk went to college, matter of fact, I am sure of it. He probably also got his funding from the Klingon Language Institute. Again, these are real scholarships. The Kor Memorial Scholarship if for students in the field of language studies. You must be a full-time student, undergraduate or graduate, and be in a program for a degree in language. To be considered, an academic department chair, head, or dean nominates you. You must submits a nominating letter, two letters of recommendations, a statement of what you goals, plans, and/or purpose is for being in this field, and you must submit a resume of C.V.. Only one $500 scholarship is awarded per year, so look up the Kilngon Language Institute for more information. For those of you who aren't studying language but want to be like Captain Kirk, you may want to look into The Starfleet Academy Scholarship. Live long and prosper, and good luck.

Duct tape can be good for fixing all sorts of things: shoes, car side mirrors, ducts, and your college finances. If you like fashion and duct tape, then you may qualify for The Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest. You and your date create your outfits, shoes, and accessories with, you guessed it, duct tape. You must be at least 14 years of age, in high school, and be attending a school-sanctioned prom. In order to enter the contest, you must be a member of the Duck Tape Club. The first place winner will receive $5,000 each, second place gets $3,000 each, third place gets $2,000 each and seven more "runner up" couples receive $500 each. So make you prom plans early and stick to them.

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