I get so many questions from students about odd scholarships, or scholarships that aren’t academic based where you have to earn a 4.0 GPA just to be eligible. There are a multitude of scholarships available just like these. That is what this post is dedicated to. Offering you with some scholarships that you may not otherwise have considered, or known were even out there.

These kind of scholarships are usually specifically geared to experience, an industry and not necessarily academic based. In other words, you might not need a high GPA to be eligible and win the scholarship! There are definitely those wacky and weird scholarships out there. I’ll get to those soon. :)

But for those specific scholarships that might target industries or career interests/experience that you have gained, here’s a nice list.


As part of my annual publish of scholarships, I offer you these links that show legitimate scholarships.

Be sure to read instructions thoroughly in each scholarship so you understand the eligibility requirements for the scholarship. No sense in spending time with an application if you’re not going to win anyway.

Here’s the deal…at this point, if you’re planning to attend college in the Fall ’10, then you may have already figured out (or your parents have). If not, there is still time.

Not a lot of time because at this point of the year most financial aid from the government, special/private loans and work-study may have already been allocated.

You might be in luck…might…

Because there are surprisingly millions of dollars in scholarships that goo unclaimed. For the past couple posts so far, I’ve been providing you all with different scholarships that I found quite legitimate due to my visits, as well diverse in its target audience.

Want to know more about the premiere Rhodes Scholarship requirements?

Want to work in Washington DC?

Studying to be a Paralegal?

Do you live in Texas? Like Science?

Want to work in Washington D.C.?

These scholarships below are  what I found at The University of Texas, Pan American website that are unique and specific to the list above, and then some. Usually I advocate through the year, take advantage of applying for scholarships. I always post different weird and crazy scholarships as well and most of you love seeing that.

But these scholarships focus on specific things. As you look through the list, you will get the idea. Check it out and get back to me with any questions or comments!

Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
INROADS internships
ACT-SO aEURoeOlympics or the “Mind” Scholarships
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Graduate Fellowships for Minorities Nationwide
American Council of the Blind
American institute of Architects
Mercedes –Benz USA
Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford
Carpe Diem Foundation

Live.Learn.Intern Washington D.C. internship opportunities
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
Texas Space Grant Fellowship and Scholarship opportunities
USAf Funds Access to Education
The Roothbert Scholarship Fund

There are literally millions and millions of dollars worth of scholarships available. Your focus is to see which ones you are qualified for, and

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Your Success is My Success,

Keith Lipke

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Keith Lipke is a careers and college recruiter, coach, mentor and blogger at The Career Closet. His passion is to educate, inspire, and give hope to young people who need it upon their search for the right career and college.

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