7 weird college scholarships & monetary awards

GPAs and athletic prowess aside, these specialized awards reward students for their quirky interests & other non-traditional assets.

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As fall rolls around and tuition bills are due, a lot of kids and parents are feeling financially strapped——especially those who didn’’t land a scholarship. But students don’’t have to have through-the-roof GPAs or impressive athletic records to win college cash.

Read on for highly specialized awards that reward students for their quirky interests.

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