The cost of a college education is high and just keeps getting higher.
Schools know that, students know that, parents know that, and fortunately many philanthropic organizations know that.
That is why there are many scholarship opportunities available for you to apply for as you are working to finance your college education.
Most scholarships are based on academic prowess or skill in a sport.
However, for the rest of us, there are all kinds of strange and fun scholarships that might end up paying for a couple of classes or your parking pass.
To start off this eclectic batch of scholarships is the Stuck at Prom scholarship sponsored by Duck brand duct tape.
In order to win this three thousand dollar scholarship you and your prom date need to create formal wear exclusively out of duct tape.
There are chances for you to use other materials either as decoration or structural support, but the more duct tape there is constructing your outfit from tiara to shoes, the more likely you are the win the scholarship.
You enter by completing an online submission form and sending in high resolution photos of your duct tape attire.
On a side note, you might want to bring an extra set of clothes to prom as duct tape dresses get very hot when you are out on the dance floor! You can also get scholarships for doing what you love to do, even if it is outside of the mainstream.
For instance, there is a five thousand dollar scholarship available to skateboarders who achieve a certain level of scholarship.
It is given in honor of a young skateboarder who died in an accident.
In addition to transcripts and letters of recommendation, you also have to write an essay on how skateboarding has had a positive impact in your life as well as what you have done to promote a positive image of skateboarding in your community.
You might also take a look at scholarships for other special interests.
If you love chocolate, you can write an essay about your interest in the technology that goes into making your favorite sweets for the American Association of Candy Technologists.
You can also write about why you love insects for the Lafontaine Aquatic Entomology Scholarship.
Other scholarships are designed for students who knit and students who make pies.
There are some stranger scholarships out there that you could get as well.
If you are exceptionally tall or exceptionally short and would like to join a local club that celebrates those differences you might be eligible for certain scholarships.
Tall Clubs International awards one thousand dollar scholarships to women over five feet ten inches and men over six feet two inches.
If you qualify for this scholarship make sure to check out their website as their entry requirements are very specific.
If you know where to look, there are plenty of fun scholarships available for you to help finance your education.
Somewhere out there is the right scholarship for you.