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Most Offbeat College Scholarships

Paying for an undergraduate education can be a costly endeavor, with parents often starting to save money even before their children are born. Although there are many ways to pay for college - grants, loans, tax-advantaged savings plans or simply out of pocket - nothing is more attractive than free money in the form of scholarships.

There is a huge range of scholarships available in the U.S., and although most are quite conventional in their focus, some are more eccentric, as applicants must meet very specific - and sometimes weird - requirements.

So, what are some of the most offbeat college scholarships out there? Click ahead to find out!

Note: This list includes only scholarships offered during the 2009-2010 academic year.

By Paul Toscano
Posted 14 Jan 2010