Kelly Tanabe discusses odd scholarships and other helpful hints to help you win money for school.
Several of the scholarships noted in the story are
Top Turkey Contest Scholarship: Information about others who won here: http://www.ciachef.edu/admissions/finaid/turkeycontest.asp
While Top Turkey Contest winners have already been announced, I bet you can keep an eye on this web site for a possible scholarship opportunity in 2010.
The Culinary Institute of America gives out several other scholarships and opportunities: http://www.ciachef.edu/admissions/finaid/available.asp
Two other odd scholarships noted are the
Unathletic award: Also known as Gertrude J. Deppen Scholarship.
Duct Tape Scholarship: Also known as Stuck at Prom® DUCK® Brand Duct Tape Scholarship Contest
To find out more about these scholarships plus other odd scholarships, check out Scholarships.com list: http://www.scholarships.com/unusual-college-scholarships.aspx
More listings about odd scholarships can be found here: http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/unusual.phtml
Extra note: Gen and Kelly Tanabe are two writers that I recommend as being top scholarship experts. Some of the titles of their books are 1001 Ways to Pay for College, 3rd ed; The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2009; Adult Students: A Painless Guide to Going Back to College, 2nd ed; Get Into Any College, 6th ed; and How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, 2nd ed.
You can check these books out at your bookstore or at your local library.
For a complete list of their books and other information to help plan for college, their website is worth exploring: http://www.supercollege.com/index.cfm
There is a free database of scholarships, grants, and contests.
Also, Gen and Kelly Tanabe offer a $1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship. Information is available here: http://www.genkellyscholarship.com/
Also, check out $1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Parent Scholarship at http://www.parentscholarship.com/