Left-Handed Scholarships

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Are there scholarship for left handed people?

Left-Handed Scholarships

Approximately 10% of the population is left-handed. There are many rumors and whisperings of scholarships for left handed people. This is one of many wacky scholarship opportunities for physical attributes that can be found.

In this case though, the only verified left-handed scholarship is to Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. This scholarship offers $1000 to left handed students.



7/23/2006 1:06:43 PM
Carolyn Parker said:

In my opinion I think this scholarship is very interesting and helpful to a left-handed person like myself. I'vealways heard "left-handed peopleare backwards, not smart etc" but it isnt true. I thank whoever came up with this bright idea honestly because i didnt know i was among 10% of people that are lefty's.

7/28/2006 1:00:09 PM
Adriana A. said:

Well, i wasnt aware that all 10% went to Juniata College =( A left handed scholarship should be available to other colleges.

8/23/2006 10:26:16 AM
Erica Prentice said:

I am left hand and I met the height based scholarship I am 5ft tall. I am in the process of attending colleges. I will be attending Texas Southern University starting August 8, 2006. My contact information: Home Phone 281-590-2217, Cell phone 832-643-6123. My address is 6422 Standing Oaks Houston, Texas 77050

8/23/2006 8:54:25 PM
Christyn Cobb said:

Yes I'm left-handed,so what! I'm proud to be a lefty we're special.... but in a good way. I'm glad that they actually have a scholarship for something like this it's about time that left-handed people was giving some kind of recognition.

8/25/2006 12:44:01 PM
Quiesha said:

Why is the left handed scholarship only for those who attend Juniata. Why can't it be for those who attend Grambling State or something.

8/25/2006 6:32:22 PM
Ashley said:

That's not wacky that is awsome!! I'm left-handed as well.I would like a scholarship too.

8/29/2006 6:18:21 PM
vanessa said:

I have only found one scholarship for left handed people shouldnt there be more

8/31/2006 10:42:25 PM
Rogue said:

I didn't really believe there was a scholarship, I'm gad there is a scholarship for left-handed people because I'm a leftie and a senior.

9/10/2006 11:31:43 PM
willie gats said:

i need money for college

9/11/2006 7:48:56 PM
Bianca said:

That's bullshit. What about the lefty's that don't live in PA? or intend on going toi their school?!?!? unfair.

9/19/2006 11:02:18 AM
carrie duquette said:

i would love to recieve this scholarship!

9/21/2006 10:49:41 PM
Hope Baumbach said:

My name is Hope Baumbach and I'm Left Handed and I am SOOOOOO VERY PROUD OF IT!! I love being left handed! Being a statistic of 1 out of 10 in a group gives me that little feeling and proof that says "See, you are unique in your own little ways"

9/22/2006 9:57:21 AM
Sarina Wadhwani said:

I am a left-handed student who would like all the help I can get to reach my goals.

9/26/2006 1:50:34 AM
stephanie Walker said:

how do i appy for the scholarship?

9/26/2006 11:09:30 AM
Nyeisha Anderson said:

no schools in flroida?

9/26/2006 3:00:59 PM
Susie Sanders said:

I am a single parent working a PhD. in education.

9/27/2006 2:03:12 PM
mario james youngblood said:

i like being left handed i will take an sholership

10/1/2006 8:40:43 PM
Ashley said:

I am the only person in my whole family that is left handed.

10/1/2006 9:42:54 PM
Kelvin said:

is there or can other scholarships for being left'handed somewhere else?

10/5/2006 11:59:22 PM
Miles Razon said:

even thought i'm left handed i get by life fairly. At school i some times have a hard time writing because of the way they make the tables. Also notebook and folders have been a pain when the sprial part gets into your way. I love to cook to and sometimes its a hastle because all the tools you use for cookin is made for right handers and you just have to adapt to it

10/10/2006 10:31:15 PM
Rebecca Wharton said:

I am left handed. Probably one of few that attend my school. I am in need of money for college so this scholarship would help! thanks!

10/12/2006 4:43:25 PM
Emma said:

Why cant the scholarship be used for other colleges and universities? That doesn't give us much of a choice

10/16/2006 1:04:44 PM
amanda samuels said:

how do you apply for a lefthanded scholorship online

10/23/2006 4:20:27 PM
Gabby said:

I think that is wonderful, like im left handed so that makes me feel special lol. It like there are so many scholarships out there for the craziest things and this is just another one. There is the one scholarship for any catholic person with the last name Zoop, so i dont see anything wrong with the left handed scholarships.

10/25/2006 10:15:18 AM
Jasmine Morton-Harrison said:

I think that having a scholarship for left-handed people is awesome. Since there is only a few of us why not, have something just for the lefties

10/26/2006 8:01:12 AM
Dale Skinner said:

I think the $1000 for left-handed people are nice
give them a start on college mony.

10/26/2006 3:10:43 PM
Amber Johnson said:

i need more info for the left handed scholarship, please

10/28/2006 4:43:42 PM
Carleese Gue said:

I am happy to be in that ten percent of left handed people. They always make a comment and say that we are backwards, but it pays off now.

10/30/2006 2:52:00 PM
man said:

I'm left handed and it should be one

12/10/2006 11:58:01 AM
em said:

There should be more left handed scholarships. Left handed people have to live in a right handed world and overcome obstacles that result from them not being right handed.

1/2/2007 6:38:36 PM
Coya said:

i feel as if there should be a scholarship for left handed people because of the fact that this is a right handed world and the fact that left handed people have a bigger challenge to face because everything is made for right handed people.

1/8/2007 9:44:56 AM
Andrea said:

So glad to know this as I had heard for years there were scholarships for left-handed persons!

1/31/2007 11:18:28 AM
Ashley said:

I am left handed myself. It's cool that there is a scholarship for the lefties. However, there should be way more scholarships, not just the one for Juniata College. People say that the lefties are smarter and think quicker than right handers. It is TRUE!!!!

1/31/2007 5:38:50 PM
Ashley Nichole said:

I am a lefty and I love it!!!! It's bout time we got some recognition and love!! I believe more schools should offer the left-handed scholarship!!! I know as a senior I need it!!!

3/8/2007 5:57:29 PM
Ironman said:

ya is it really true its only good at that college cause it would be extremely helpful on my part if it can be used else were

3/21/2007 9:09:57 PM
Nicole Krys said:

I am a lefty. I love being a lefty and I would not have it any other way. But I am upset that only this college has a lefty scholarship because I could write a killer essay on the daily struggles a left handed person faces daily. Im a competitive dancer, left dominent. We always do right leaps, turns, splits etc. Binders and erasable pen are never your friend. These are just a few things lefty's have to deal with later.

Come on Scholarship makers, Show lefty's some love. We need your money.

4/16/2007 3:12:40 PM
Latoya Vines said:

I am left-handed and I've always been smart throughout my school years!!

4/18/2007 6:29:01 PM
Amora pain Ceylon said:

Um I'm left handed and this is bull

4/24/2007 1:25:46 PM
Mason Potter said:

I am left handed person that is very outgoing,polite,and pleasant also I think it's good for us because it give us a great oppurunity to become successful plus helps us to achieve our goals even strive for it. I do know as well to because I am a senior of class 2007 !!!

6/3/2007 12:50:12 PM
Davielle Jeffrey said:

I am a seventeen year old and left handed. I was accepted into New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Being raised in a single parent household I am in need of some grants and/or scholarships. Where do I go to search for grants and scholarships for left handed individuals?

7/9/2007 10:30:18 AM
Giovanna Camacho said:

I believe I am well qualified to recieve such a distinguished scholarship. My left hand helps me to write very exquisite pieces of literature. My friends have therby given me the name lefty. I sit proudly writing with my left hand daily and believe it to be a special attribute.

7/19/2007 9:42:01 AM
Jeff said:

left handed people are the best wish this scholarship was for other colleges though...

8/11/2007 9:46:30 AM
Britney Delagraentiss said:

i am a twin, left-handed, 5ft tall, creole, and am apart of a very large family... anybody have anything for me?

8/14/2007 3:33:05 AM
Colby said:

Yep I think we are brighter and smarter than right-handed people. Is this wrong?

8/15/2007 7:53:11 AM
Courtney said:

Im so excited about the scholarships they have for left handed people. Everyone says that left handed people are special in their own way. Why not let us prove just how special we are.

8/20/2007 2:07:57 PM
Joshua said:

Left handed people are the greatest alive!

8/31/2007 6:43:32 AM
Samantha Henderson said:

I would really like that left-handed Scholarship.
Because I'm glad that in some way I stand out from the crowd. I use to think that being different was bad. But now I wouldn't change being unique for the world!!!!!!

9/12/2007 6:39:31 PM
Caroline said:

Being left-handed, people (meaning right-handers)always looked at me as being weird. Watching right-handers write and carry on with other activities using their right hand, I always looked at them and wondered "How are these people able to write with their right hand?" I would look at them as weird, but in fact, those same people would scold me for being a lefty. It has been said that lefties are set with setbacks such as not being able to drive a stick shift. To me, left-handers are just as capable of doing things as right-handers and I love being a lefty!!! Seeing that I am a senior now, getting money for something (an ability) that I was naturally born with would be very exciting to me.

9/23/2007 3:24:30 PM
Someone said:

Yeah! I'm left-handed and I'm proud...but I wish the scholarship was in more colleges.
Lefties...REPRESENT! :D

10/3/2007 6:07:08 PM
Dahyana said:

I agreed with Adriana the scholarship should be avaliable for other schools too. I would had love to get the scholarship unfortunately I do not want to attend to that college.

10/17/2007 1:39:06 PM
Latasha Gordon said:

I'm left handed and i am looking for a scholarship that is offered because i am determined to go to college.

10/18/2007 10:14:34 AM
Courtney said:

I'm left handed and I need money for college. I feel that the scholarship should be offered at more schools.I finally thought that I found a scholarship until I saw it was only at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA and you have to be a student there one at least a year before you can get it.

10/24/2007 9:49:55 AM
Anonymos said:

I understand that people say alot of things about left handed people such as, they'll never make it in life because only one side of their brain works. But the statement isn't true because just as i write with my left and i make it possible for me to do everthing else with my right hand, and i've been on the honor roll since i have been in high school.

10/25/2007 6:49:44 AM
fabiola said:

hey where did you guys find these scholarships whats the website so i can apply for one to because I can't find one. Can you guys help me out here..?

11/6/2007 7:51:20 AM
Calissa Randall said:

I feel that a scholarship of this nature should be available to all left handed persons, not just those attending Juniata College. We are only 10%.

11/9/2007 7:55:54 AM
Shakaina said:

I am also a lefty and I think that other schools should offer scolarships for leftys also

11/9/2007 1:57:21 PM
Wendy Duran said:

I'm lefty and i love it too its awesome being differnt !!!! when i heard about this !!!!scholarship i was so happy as a senior i need the money ...

12/2/2007 7:49:18 AM


12/3/2007 6:38:11 AM
lela smith said:

im a lefty who has always been looked at akward because i was different people fear what they dont understand so from leftys point i think this scholarship is great hopefully i will recieve one because i think different should be focused on

12/10/2007 12:21:17 PM
Alesia said:

i need money i run new york i get money i need money

12/11/2007 9:59:37 AM
Raquael said:

WOW! Only 10%. Don't that just make me feel special. But I know what college I want to go to, and sadly it isn't the college that is offering the left handed scholarship. But thanks for letting me know now so I won't waist my time looking any further.

12/11/2007 4:14:27 PM
Mina Baby said:

Im Left Handed And Peolpe Think Im Wierd But Im Proud Of It. People Think Im Backwards But I Think Left-Habded People Like MYself Are Unique.
Almost In Every Class Im The Only Lefty.
Wen I Was Little The Kids Used To Make Fun Of Me But Now That Im Way Older I Think Its JUs Specail

12/16/2007 8:35:47 AM
Erin said:

wow...all i want to do is go to a community college in NY, and my grade this year for one class depends on finding a scholarship...clearly i cant apply to this one, though i am left handed...thats stupid

12/18/2007 2:24:40 PM
Allison C. said:

i am left handed i love being left handed and getting asked how i do everything backwords. i think this scholarship should be opened to more students.

12/24/2007 9:01:34 PM
Tiffany Byrd said:

Im a lefty and I would like infomation on the scholarships for lefties...its my senior year and I really need one!!

12/29/2007 11:22:38 AM
michelle said:

I have two left handed sons. we live in Indiana. I wish that left handed scholarship was tranferable! My boys are very intelligent. I have two daughters but they are right handed. My husband and I are right handed. Ow and my girls are smart too!

12/31/2007 3:02:34 PM
Z-Bomb said:

Some of the best sport players are/were lefties...also they are suppose to be better in the sack ;)

1/11/2008 9:05:51 AM
FAofficer said:

Unfortunately, that is a private scholarship, and it was created by private donors. So if you know anyone with money, see if they will set up a scholarship fund.

1/13/2008 10:02:08 AM
James Wright III said:

its so glad to see that it is finally a good reason to be left handed because i really need the money!!!!

1/14/2008 7:50:30 AM
Chasity P. Samuels said:

I am proud to be a left handed female!! I like having the attention of being different from the rest of my classmates. I think the left-handed scholarship is a great idea, but hoped that it would be for random students.

1/14/2008 4:54:04 PM
Krystal Marie said:

I really need this scholarship to go to school in June and i'm glad that we have the opportunity to receive such a good scholarship.

1/23/2008 11:04:06 AM
Ashleigh said:

left handed scholorship in Ohio

1/24/2008 11:45:17 AM
Audrey Square said:

Im left handed and i dont think thats it is wacky i wouldnt mind joing the college

1/29/2008 3:48:22 PM
Elizabeth said:

I am glad for those lefties in PA, but what about the rest of us?

3/1/2008 7:25:12 AM
CPatel said:

I believe this scholarship should be awarded to not just Juniata College but other colleges around the US. I think its kind of unfair because many other left-handed students, including me, would like the opportunity to recieve this scholarship, not just students attending Juniata College.

11/10/2008 6:27:20 PM
Toya White said:

I'm the only one in my immediate family that is left handed and it's awesome. It makes me feel relly special because lefty's are specialm, we are one of a kind. I LOVE it!!!! I want a scholarship for being left handed because we are unique!!

11/24/2008 11:05:50 AM
Salonika Evans said:

I love the fact that I'm left handed, i like being different!

12/17/2008 9:32:30 AM
Sergio said:

dam, i barely found out about this scholarship...!!! tihs is great for yung people like me...11th grade

12/18/2008 1:03:16 PM
Ashley said:

i think its cool that they have a scholarship for left-handed people but the problem is i dont go to that school. i wish they had the award for different schools

1/4/2009 8:22:26 PM
Angie said:

I'm a lefty just like my mom (and I find the term "southpaw" VERY offensive) but I live in tennessee... We should really try to get something like that over here.

1/21/2009 4:18:51 PM
Allison Driver said:

I'm quite a unique individual who is a left-handed person. And I absolutetly the this idea of a scholarship like this one.

1/22/2009 6:32:34 AM
BE PROUD! said:

Hey...our new President...Barack Obama is LEFT-HANDED! I noticed it on TV yesterday watching him sign his first document as President!

1/23/2009 4:22:17 AM
ann said:

im a lefty and its great!it really cool that there is a scholarship for left handed people like me!

1/29/2009 7:55:54 AM
DJ said:

thats so cool that they have a scholarship for the lefties. unfortunately i am not in PA. im in TX......more scholarships for the awesome left handed people!!!

1/29/2009 1:23:19 PM
Laura Barranca said:

I would like a left handed sholarship application.

2/3/2009 9:39:07 AM
Tia McKenzie said:

I would love to have a scholarship just for being left- handed. So i can tell my right handed friends what a advantage it is and pay back from them teasing and joking on me threw the years.I agree more school should offer.

2/5/2009 8:25:53 PM
girl said:

my brother is left handed and he is smarter than me and im older than him by two years!

2/6/2009 10:45:57 AM
Frank Borum said:

I am a Left Handed and i would like to get a scholarship because we are cool because its like a rare thing to find people who can write with their left hand since the world is a right handed world.

2/9/2009 10:37:56 AM
Shelby said:

I think this is great!! To me everything is made for right hand excessible people. You are right people do think left handed people are dumb and the rittle were looseys! I think not. My intelligence is just as outstanding as any other right handed person on this earth!

2/11/2009 8:22:47 AM
Jonathan Phillips said:

I am the only left-handed person in my whole family and I really don't know why but I need this scholarship really bad!!!!!

2/18/2009 6:31:38 AM
Brooke Hall said:

Yes, i am left handed. Its fun i think. It makes me different then most people and im all for different. i am desperatly looking for scholarships for college and this one is the best. who knew you could get a scholarship for being left handed? i think its really cool.

2/20/2009 10:24:45 AM
amanda young said:

i live in bremen ga i would be very interest in left handed schlorship i would like to have it for college i am graduated this year

2/20/2009 10:29:38 AM
amanda young said:

I am happy to be left handed person i feel so good that i am. Alot of people say justed because you are in group home want be nothing well i want to be first in my family to go to college i would do anything to get this left handed schlorship. anything.

2/20/2009 10:30:50 AM
amanda young said:

I am happy to be left handed person i feel so good that i am. Alot of people say justed because you are in group home want be nothing well i want to be first in my family to go to college i would do anything to get this left handed schlorship. anything.

2/26/2009 5:17:56 PM
Brittany Kurtz said:

I'm left handed. I just thought i'd mention - In my AP English class, there are 4 left handed people, lol.

3/29/2009 7:00:45 PM
bobby said:

i'm lefthanded and out of 5 people in my family 3 of us are lefthanded, not only should we get more recognition from schools,but they should tailor their desks to work for right and left handed people. i get so tired of writing on a desk that wasn't built for me and my arm and my back starts to cramp after a while

4/1/2009 3:56:42 PM
Robert Fernandez said:

Its really good that someone came up with this idea sinve we are already different enough.

4/3/2009 10:45:21 AM
Le'Andra said:

I was born lefthanded and I love it!!!
I would love scholarship for it too!!!
Thank you!!!

4/15/2009 5:37:29 PM
savanna said:

okay so iam a lefty, but i think that it kinda sucks that the scholarship can only be for that college, freakin eh i live in idaho!
isnt there a scholarship for living here?!? haha ;P

4/30/2009 12:25:27 PM
Maritza said:

i am a left handed senior that is going into college. the stories about left handed people are not true i am rated top 10 in my class and i love being a lefty that how different left handed people are

5/3/2009 4:48:27 PM
jasmine day said:

i am a lefty but also a former righty, but i agree with bianca without cursing that i may not want to attend that school for a scholarship; it is still a good opportunity, and i think they should have them in every school out there! :)

5/20/2009 7:30:46 AM
David said:

I'm left handed and I live in Florida planning on staying IN Florida. I've heard about this scholarship but not that I would have to go to Pa to even apply for the scholarship. 1k Would do nothing if I would have to pay for room and board, tutition, and other expenses. They should make this scholarship just as widespread as all the others out there! We lefties have a shorter life expectancy due to the fact we're left handed people working on right handed machinery and that makes it awkward for us which can lead to harm. I say we lefties deserve more recognition! Maybe lefties shouldve stepped up in the 60s like everyone else did lol

6/10/2009 2:49:39 PM
Chissolssi Thomas said:

I'm a lefty and LOVE IT. I wouldn't want to be a right-handed person b/c being left-handed makes me UNIQUE

6/11/2009 8:28:07 AM
me said:

this is so amazing like seroiusly man we leftys finally have a place to be recognized as unique and symbolic type of people

7/16/2009 11:06:17 AM
Cece said:

I could really use the money for school and I am gald that in this right world there are things like this for left handed people.

7/22/2009 10:13:16 AM
Carmen Davis said:

I'm the only sibling of 16 children who's left handed. I've searched for scholarships for a clients son but I've found only one. That's very disappointing.

7/24/2009 12:10:28 AM
Ken said:

Why would you pay for school when there is like a billion scholarships available, here's three free ones tinyurl.com/gocollege

8/26/2009 8:52:18 AM
Elizabeth said:

I am left handed and i need all of the scholarships i can get! they should have them for other colleges or universitys.

8/26/2009 3:38:15 PM
Bob said:

Hey Sailors! This scholarship is so awesome! I'm proud to be a lefty.

10/11/2009 4:35:13 PM
Martha said:


11/8/2011 11:29:48 AM
wally rodriguez said:

why cant this scholarship be offered in different states. proud southpaw

11/11/2011 10:16:18 AM
john chibuzor mbakwe said:

i am a student of federal polytechnic nekede owerri,imo state.nigeria.
Please i will like to student architecture or building construction.

1/1/2012 2:54:17 PM
minshu said:

being a lefty i always looked for other lefties... the chairs in my college are meant for right handed so whenever i asked my teacher that i have problem writin on it..they always give me the cold shoulder.. glad to find that there is a university that provides scholarship to left handed..university where no one ignores the problems of left handed..atleast having seperate desks for left handed to write on.. great! love it!!

1/8/2012 9:05:17 PM
alexandra hodas said:

im a lefty! I am applying at colleges for nursing. The left handed scholarship would be very helpful for me:)

2/24/2012 1:32:28 PM
Kayla said:

I believe that this scholarship should be offered to everone not just for that college. Seeing that only 10% of people are left handed, honestly how many people of that 10% are actually going to that college? I am left handed and this scholarship would help me out alot.

3/1/2012 3:54:00 PM
Jazzmeire said:

Hello, im left-handed. I love this idea of this scholarship. all my life ive ben teased because of how i write and writing with my left hand.


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