5 College Scholarships You Didn’t Know Existed

By Sarah Warren on November 4, 2016

pexels.com

After the anxious rush of applying for college, being admitted, and receiving your financial aid package, it’s easy to think that you’ve got all the college scholarships you can get. Not true! There are all kinds of national and international scholarships available to help you fund everything from tuition and books to studying abroad.

5. Florida Exclusive: Bright Futures
Finally some news about Florida that doesn’t involve alligators or cougars! For my fellow Floridians who are still in high school, Bright Futures  awards college scholarship money to Florida residents to attend a university in Florida. Bright futures is based on GPA, volunteer hours, and ACT and/or SAT scores. There are two levels of awards – Florida Medallion Scholars and Florida Academic Scholars. FAS is a larger scholarship, but requires a higher GPA and test scores. FMS still requires academic achievement, but may be more attainable than FAS. The guidelines are clearly listed in the Bright Futures Student Handbook.

4. Tall Clubs International
This is one of the weirder college scholarships out there. According to their website, “Tall Clubs International
™ (TCI) is a social organization for tall adults!  Our stated purpose is ‘to promote tall awareness among tall men and women, and in the community.’” If you’re a female above 5’10” or a male over 6’4”, you might be eligible to get a college scholarship for being tall. To apply, email the TCI and request an application between September 1, 2016 and February 1, 2017.

3. American Association of Candy Technologists’ John Kitt Memorial Scholarship
This college scholarship is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in college with a demonstrated interest in “confectionary technology.” If you’ve got dreams of being Willy Wonka, this one is for you . The applicant must be majoring in food science, nutrition, biological science, or a similar major and have demonstrated interest in confectionary technology, including internships, research projects, and formal study.

2. CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
This is a scholarship for high school seniors and first and second year college students with financial need who want to work for the CIA. During summer work sessions, students will work in the DC Metropolitan Area in CIA scholar positions tailored to their major. If selected, workers receive an annual salary, a benefits package including health and life insurance, and retirement; and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, and books. Applications for this program are accepted from April 1 – September 23.

1. “Baby Fulbright”
The real name of this college scholarship is “Summer Institutes for US Undergraduates,” but is nicknamed the “Baby Fulbright.” The scholarship—which covers transportation, housing, food, and tuition—offers U.S. undergraduate students to study at one of eight British universities. Each program has a different focus, from climate change to Shakespeare, and each program allocates time for students to experience the beauty of the UK.

                                                                                                           Pexels
Sarah R. Warren is a student of English Literature and Political Science at Florida State University. Her work has appeared in Ant vs Whale, Creative Communications' 2014 Spring Anthology, HowlRound, and the PULP magazine. Her poetry has received an honorable mention, Silver Key, and Gold Key from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She is grateful to God for the opportunity to write at Uloop and attend such a wonderful university.

Follow Uloop

Apply to Write for Uloop News

Join the Uloop News Team

Discuss This Article

More Uloop Campus Life Articles

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON HOUSING LISTINGS

37 Photos
Patterson Tower
2 Photos
One bedroom in a 3 bedroom apartment
3 Photos
Capri quad style apartment
6 Photos
1 Bedroom Move in Ready Apartment at The Patterson ($900/month)
10 Photos
Stadium Park Apartments-Student Apartments Near University of Oregon
See all UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Housing Listings

GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY

Receive recent University of Oregon news and classifieds on your Facebook Feed. Click the button below and then click "Like"

Back to Top

Log In

or Sign Up
Students
Post FREE Listings
Student Start Here
Employers
Post Jobs for Students
Employers Start Here
Housing Providers
Post Available Housing
Housing Start Here

Enter College Name to See Local Results

Log In

Contact Us

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
OR
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format

By clicking this button,
you agree to the terms of use

By clicking "Create Alert" I agree to the Uloop Terms of Use.

Image not available.
By clicking Get Started or Sign In you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Add a Photo

Please select a photo to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format