Unusual college scholarships


Graduation is right around the corner for high school seniors.  Currently the average cost for undergraduate tuition, room and board for an in-state school is $17,000.  A private four-year school is $38,000.  But there are some unusual and downright bizarre ways you can fund your college dreams.

First, get stuck at your prom with duct tape.  Duck brand offers $5,000 for the best dressed duct taped prom outfits.

Tall teens can get a leg up on their academics thanks to the Tall Clubs International scholarships.  Women need to be at least 5'10" and men 6'2" to qualify for the $1,000 scholarship.

The Little People of America also offers a scholarship for those 4'10" and under.

Interested in ghosts or psychic matters?  Students studying parapsychology could be eligible for the $3,000 Eileen J. Garrett scholarship, proving there's a scholarship out there for just about everyone.

Experts recommend starting your search early to find scholarships you may qualify for. 

You can find more unusual scholarships at finaid.org and fastweb.com.