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Unusual Scholarships - They're Out There

I've said it before, and I'll probably say it a few more times, but there are many scholarship opportunities available to students today - and even some rather unusual ones. The trick is finding the one that may oddly, suit you to a tee.

Simply having the surname Zolp makes you eligible for tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money.

In the 1970s, a Catholic priest named the Rev. William Zolp gave Loyola money for an endowed scholarship, but he gave it with some tight strings attached: His endowment provides money for any Catholic student with the last name of Zolp to attend the university, as long as the student can prove their name with birth and baptismal certificates.

Loyola's Zolp scholarship is one of a number of quirky scholarships across the country. There are scholarships for left-handed students, for surfers, for twins, for welders, for marble shooters, even for the children of Tupperware dealers. Unusual scholarships like these have led to an often repeated statistic that billions of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed every year.

But because of some of the unusual stipulations for claiming certain scholarships, they often go unused.�� There are many scholarships that are not fulfilled, simply because they cannot be fulfilled.�� Those who are left to administer such unusual or very specific scholarships are often frustrated that the money is there, but cannot be used.

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