By Rosa Soto
A scholarship is an award of financial support for a student. They are based on various criteria you need to win the scholarship. Some criteria are essays or high grades, but it turns out there are way more unusual ones. Have you ever heard of a Courageous Crusaders scholarship? Or a sweet diggity dog scholarship? Or even a stuck at prom scholarship? There are other scholarships that are open to more than just essays, and here are a few.
Courageous Crusaders is a scholarship open to all high school students in 9-12th grade, given by the Courageous Persuaders Company. Each year, more than 10,000 young people, ages 16 - 25, die as a result of alcohol use. The criteria of the Courageous Persuaders is to help them make a film to dissuade high school students from underage drinking. You have to create a TV commercial about 30 seconds long targeting underage drinking and the dangers of it. This scholarship allows you to have fun and get creative, while helping the community, and possibly win a $2,000 award. If you like acting or film, this is your scholarship. To get more information regarding this scholarship visit, http://www.courageouspersuaders.com.
If you don't like writing long essays or applications then apply to the Sweet Diggity Dog scholarship. It's a one stop shop scholarships that requires one small request from you with a big award amount. The SDDS given by the company Zinch allows you to win their scholarship without doing all the extra work. All you need to do is fill out the online application and you can be one step closer to the $20,000 award the give you at the end. This scholarship is open to current high school students graduating with a minimum of a 2.0 or higher GPA. For more information on this sweet scholarship go to http://www.zinch.com/scholarships.
Are you creative? Do you have a boyfriend? Do you have a taste for fashion? If the answer is yes to these questions, then the Stuck at Prom scholarship is made just for you. The “Stuck” at Prom Duck Brand Duct Tape Scholarship is provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC Company. This company allows you to do a hands on project with duct tape to win the award amounts either $500, $5,000, plus money for your school. Contestants must enter as a couple, and must attend a high school. The criteria is for the couple to create an original prom attire creation and accessories out of duct tape, and other materials incorporated to make the design complete. You cannot copy or incorporate anybody else's work, or you may face disqualification. For more information regarding this sticky scholarship visit, www.stuckatprom.com.
To receive more information enter your email on each website so you can be open to their deadlines and rules. Why not apply for unusual scholarships where you can be creative? They're fun and they give out an award that can help you towards your future college. You might be the next winner.