Alex Sanchez, Writer

As senior year is in full effect, seniors are busy applying for admissions in  universities and scholarships. With an endless amount of scholarships a senior can apply for, there are multiple weird scholarships that are very unheard of. Here is a list of the top five unusual scholarships:

5. Willy the Plumber Scholarship

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the recipient must be the child of an inmate. If you plan on attending a technical school, you will be awarded with a $500.00 scholarship. If you plan on attending a college or university, you will be granted with a $1,000.00 scholarship. For more details and the official application visit:

4. Asparagus Club Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Asparagus Club which was created in 1909 with the goal of creating a fellowship among the grocery industry. The scholarship is awarded to an individual who wants to enhance the future of the grocery industry and are pursuing a career in the grocery industry. The Asparagus Club has provided students with more than $850,000.00 in scholarships in the last fifteen years. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must pursue a career in the grocery industry, must earn a minimum of a 2.5 GPA per semester, and be a full time undergraduate or graduate student.

3. Tall Clubs International Scholarship

If you’re a 6’2 or taller male senior or a 5’10 senior female in high school, this scholarship is for you. In order to obtain this $1,000.00 scholarship you must submit an essay titled “What Being Tall Means to Me”  by March of 2015.

2. Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship 

This contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, and excludes Puerto Rico and the province of Quebec. In order to obtain this scholarship, one must create their prom attire from head to toe out of duct tape. If you are seriously interested in competing for this scholarship, you must: submit one color photo of you and your date in your duct tape attire, your full name, address, phone number, a release from signed by each individual, and the name and address of the school hosting the prom. The contest begins March 11th. Visit the Duck Brand website for more details.

1. American Fire Sprinkler Association 

This isn’t your ordinary scholarship application, instead of writing an essay you must read an essay for the chance to obtain a $2,000.00 scholarship! In order to participate in this contest, you must visit The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) website and read a short essay about sprinklers and fire safety. Once you’re done reading the essay, you must complete a 10-question quiz on what you read. Each answer gives you a chance of obtaining a $2,000.00 scholarship, with the possibility of earning a $20,000.00 scholarship by answering all 10 answers correctly. The scholarship is not based on financial need.