Beyond the Basics: Unique Scholarships for Students with Specific Interests or Backgrounds

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College is one of the most exciting times in your life. It’s a time to find yourself and discover new passions that you never knew existed. However, paying for college can be stressful and difficult. Luckily, there are many unique scholarships available for students interested in specific topics or backgrounds. Say’s Jeremy Schulman, If you’re ready to apply for scholarships, check out these four tips on how to find the perfect scholarship for your specific interests:

Choose Your College Major Wisely

You may have already chosen the major you want to pursue in college, but if not, there are a few things to consider when choosing your college major.

  • Choose a college major that you are passionate about. If you don’t enjoy what you’re studying and learning, it will be difficult for you to work hard enough to succeed in school and earn good grades.
  • Choose a college major that will be marketable in the future. This means choosing something related to technology or business (such as computer science) rather than art history or literature–unless those subjects interest you more than other options!
  • Choose a college major that will help pay for school expenses like textbooks and housing costs while still providing enough time for internships/volunteer opportunities outside of classwork hours during each semester so students can build their résumés before graduation day arrives at last!

Develop a Passion for a Specific Subject Area

Developing a passion for a specific subject area is similar to developing an interest in a hobby. You need to find something you enjoy doing, and then devote time to learning more about it. For example, if you’re interested in sports medicine or physical therapy, take classes on anatomy at your local community college or university. If history is your thing, pursue electives that allow you to explore different eras of history through various mediums (such as film). The idea here is not just to learn facts but also how those facts relate specifically with each other–and how they affect our world today!

Go Global

  • Go Global. While studying in a foreign country is not for everyone, there are many ways to become bilingual and gain cultural awareness. If you don’t have the opportunity to travel abroad, consider enrolling in an intensive language class at your local community college or university. You can also do this online through organizations like Duolingo or Rosetta Stone.
  • Study Abroad With A Specific Focus On Your Area Of Interest: Most universities offer study abroad programs that allow students to take courses related specifically to their field of study or interest–and these courses often count towards graduation requirements! Check out our article on how you can use your summer break


There are many unique scholarships available to students who are passionate about specific topics. You can find a list of some of these scholarships here, but be sure to do your own research as well. You may just discover something that is perfect for your needs!

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