Musings on Mormonism

Funny characteristics you can get scholarships for

My search for scholarships on fastweb thus far has not yielded any awards. However, if I weren’t such an unremarkable left-handed, half-Chinese, libertarian-leaning, intellectually curious and creative Mormon from Oregon, and instead possessed the following characteristics, maybe I could get some sweet cash too:

Against the Death Penalty


Birth mother who has placed a child for adoption


Canadian Citizen

Clinically Overweight

Displaced Homemaker

Drug Conviction (Misdemeanor or Felony)

Farm, Raised On


Foster Care Recipient

From Small Town <25,000 Population

Height: Women, 5’10” or above; Men 6’2″ or above

Last Name Van Valkenburg

Mobile Home Park Resident


Parent of Multiples (Twins, Triplets, etc.)

Public Assistance Recipient

Public Housing Resident

Residence Hall Resident (Dormitory)

Student, One of Multiples (Twins, Triplets, etc.)

Transplant Candidate

Transplant Recipient

Undocumented Immigrant



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  1. * T says:

    Oh c’mon Bryce! I know you’re a feminist and I did always call you Brycie Van Valkenburg. =)

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 2 months ago
  2. * Bryce says:

    Ok, ok, I AM a feminist, but probably not in a way that could garner me some sweet prizes (i.e. not radical enough). But good catch about my old nickname from school, Count Van Valkenburg! How could I forget?

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 2 months ago
  3. * Kristin says:

    That’s a great list! I love lists of any kind, but that one is neato. And hey, thanks for thinking our kids are cute. You get brownie points.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 2 months ago
  4. * Bryce says:

    Mmmm, brownie points…

    But of course your kids are cute! It’s in the genes 🙂

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 2 months ago

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