There are a lot of college scholarships available that can be classified as unusual, even eccentric, says Valerie Strauss, columnist for the Washington Post. As my colleague Daniel de Vise reported in this story, there’s one at Johns Hopkins University for a student who loves reinforced concrete, and the University of Mary Washington offers scholarships to two students who play bagpipes in a school band. There are scholarships that go to students with specific names, or who are left-handed. And who can’t love the Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Challenge, which awards money to students...

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