Hey Class of 2012!
Do you remember your freshman year when you had big dreams of making the varsity squad? Oh, how quickly high school days pass us by. Well, graduation will be here before you know it which means college is just around the corner. Have any ideas on how you’re going to pay for that fancy degree?
A lot of high school student-athletes hope to play sports in college and while that may help cover some of the costs, it might not cover all of your tuition and fees. Depending on where you chose to go to school, you might need a little extra cash. So, we’ve put our heads together and did a few Google searches and found some fun scholarships* that you can apply for.
*Silly names…serious scholarship money! Your parents will thank us!
The Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY)
Awarded to senior high school athletes who have demonstrated excellence in athletics, academics, leadership, & community service. 25 available scholarships at $7,500 each. Last year there were 30,000 entries. See http://www.whymilk.com for more information
The National Make It Yourself with Wool Scholarship
Offers $100 to $1,000 to knitters who create fashionable designs completely out of wool. Visit http://www.makeitwithwool.com for more information.
The Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest
Available to students who attend their high school prom wearing an outfit completely made of Duct Tape (as a couple). First prize $2,500 per person. The secret is realizing that Duct Tape comes in more colors than just gray.
Tall Clubs International (TCI) Scholarship
Tall Clubs International (TCI) offers a $1,000 scholarship for tall people, the Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship. Individual chapters may also offer local awards. Women who are at least 5'10" and men who are at least 6'2" are eligible for the award. Candidates must be under 21 years old and plan to attend college in the fall. http://www.tall.org
Little People of America Scholarship
The Little People of America (LPA) association offers the LPA Scholarship for members of its organization. LPA is a nonprofit organization that provides information and support to people of short stature and their families. Membership is offered to people who are 4'10" or less in height. The deadline for the LPA Scholarship is April 1. http://www.lpaonline.org
Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship
The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship awards one $5,000 and three $1,000 scholarships to skateboarders who are high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Recipients must enroll as a full-time undergraduate at an accredited college or university the fall after high school graduation. US citizenship is required. The award is given to skateboard activists. The deadline is in late April. For more information visit the web site. http://www.skateboardscholarship.org