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The following is supposedly a true story. To be included, besides being true, the story is most likely strange, weird, surprising, or funny.


LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 14:


According to a database maintained by Academic Guidance Services, there are 3,000 scholarships earmarked for golf caddies, newspaper carriers, glee clubbers, and band members.


Juanita College in Pennsylvania gives grants to needy left-handers.


Parents whose children were born on June 12, 1979 can plan ahead to apply for a scholarship to the Rochester Institute of Technology in honor of the school's 150th anniversary.


Bucknell University gives grants to students who do not use alcohol, tobacco, or narcotics and don't engage in strenuous activities.


A judge in Seattle uses the fines he collects from prostitutes to finance scholarships for their reformed sisters who want to return to school.

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The story is true, all sorts of organizations give scholarships, many of them to children of members of the organization, or to students planning on studying a particular subject.  When someone endows a scholarship they get to decide what particular types of students (or people) will receive the gift.  


Almost every major State university offers scholarships for musicians who will march in their marching band.  Most schools give as many scholarships for intellectual activities as they do for athletic stars.


The Kuwait government offers free university educations to any Kuwait citizen who is accepted into university.

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