What are some cool scholarships?

Do you know that there are some cool and interesting scholarships available for applicants to apply for? if not then, this article will educate you on the list of cool, fun, and interesting scholarships that you can try your luck for.

List of Cool, Fun, and Interesting Scholarships

Cool, Fun, and Interesting Scholarships You May Not Have Heard of Before
From Asparagus to Zombies, we’ve got you covered. Here are fun and interesting scholarships you’ve (probably!) never heard of before.

The Asparagus Club Scholarship

$2,000 per semester, 5 awards each year.

The Details: The Asparagus Club was founded in 1909 and the Asparagus Club Scholarship has been around since 1967. The club and the award are a part of the NGA Foundation (National Grocers Association.)

This scholarship is for full-time enrolled rising sophomores through those in their post-graduate studies. Applicants will also need a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and have the intent to pursue a career in the independent grocery industry.

Winners will need to provide proof of enrollment to the NGA Foundation to receive payment. The scholarship is merit-based but financial need is taken into consideration.

The Deadline: April

The Tall Club International Student Scholarship

Up to $1,000, depending on the chapter, multiple scholarships are given out.

The Details: The Tall Clubs International Foundation was started in 1992. They offer a scholarship based on local chapters.

In order to qualify for the scholarship, a student needs to be under the age of 21, enter their first year of higher education in 2024, and meet the membership requirements for Tall Clubs International. This means that women need to be at least 5’10” and men need to be at least 6’2”.

They also need to check the list of their local TCI Clubs to see if their local chapter has an available scholarship. If they don’t, they will need to email tcifoundationscholarships@gmail.com​.

The Deadline: March

Parapsychology Scholarship

$2,000 award

The Details: Eileen J. Garrett was a medium and parapsychologist. The Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship is designed to assist a student attending an accredited college or university who wishes to pursue the academic study of the science of parapsychology.

Parapsychology is the study of paranormal and psychic phenomena. Students will need to include a sample of writing showing a previous interest in the subject.

The Deadline: By July 1st, the scholarship is awarded in August.

National Potato Council Scholarship Program

$10,000, One Recipient

The Details: The National Potato Council was formed in 1948 for potato growers. This scholarship will be given to one graduate-level student conducting research for the benefit of the potato industry.

The winner will be selected based on their academic achievement, leadership abilities, potato-related areas of graduate study, benefit to the US potato industry/commercial value, extracurricular activities, and grades.

The Deadline: Applications for the 2024-2024 academic year will be available in the spring of 2024.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship


The Details: This scholarship is open to students at least 14 years of age, in all 50 states and Washington DC. They must be currently enrolled or enroll no later than the fall of 2026 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

In order to apply, the student must submit and answer this statement: “Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.” Their response needs to be in 250 words or less.

The Deadline: October 31st, 2024

The Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund

Up to $20,000 in total awards

The Details: This scholarship is to provide financial assistance and support to those who are coming from an Amish upbringing who have decided to pursue a higher education.

The Amish only study up through the 8th grade and it can be challenging for those who leave the community to go further. In order to apply, a student will have needed to grow up Amish, with their family still being Amish. They need to have their GED or high school diploma and show proof of enrollment or acceptance into a community college or university.

The Deadline: August

The National Table Tennis Scholarship Program

$500 award, Four Recipients

The Details: This scholarship is to give deserving table tennis athletes the opportunity for financial support while pursuing a college education. Applicants are expected to practice with and compete for their school’s table tennis team in NCTTA competition as a varsity or junior varsity player.

Applicants need to be enrolled at an accredited college or university as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing their first degree. They need to have a minimum 2.0 GPA and have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to the sport of table tennis.

There will be one male and one female recipient who are freshman students, and one male and one female who are non-freshman students. The award should go to select educational expenses including tuition, books, and room and board.

The Deadline: May of each year