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What are some wacky scholarships?

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College scholarships can be found for students who excel in less-common areas or are willing to step outside the box to earn some cash for tuition. For example, the Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship requires that students create prom attire using only duct tape. As of 2015, the members of the winning prom couple both win a $10,000 scholarship, while the school sponsoring the prom wins $5,000.

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The Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society Rolex Scholarship is for students who are certified SCUBA divers. There are two separate scholarships: one for North American citizens and another for European citizens. The maximum amount of money for this scholarship is $20,000.

The National Potato Council Scholarship awards $10,000 to a student who wishes to pursue a career in the potato industry.

Sometimes, the scholarships focus on students who are already in college and are planning careers in specific areas. The John Kitt Memorial Scholarship is available to a college sophomore, junior or senior who has shown an interest in making candy. The student must also be majoring in food sciences, biological sciences or a similar field. The scholarship awards $5,000.

The Minnesota Soybean Ambassador Program awards four $1,000 scholarships to students who are interested in a career in the agricultural industry. Selected students spend time promoting the Minnesota soybean while learning about the soybean industry. Students applying to the scholarship have to be members of an agricultural family living in Minnesota and junior or senior college students getting degrees in soybean agriculture or a similar field.

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