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Admissions season is in full swing.

As many high-school seniors have begun to hear back from colleges, they'll soon make a decision after factoring in a school's location, size, and fields of study.

But an equally important criterion is whether the school fits financially, which can depend on financial aid awards and external scholarships.

While most people think that scholarships are typically reserved for academic performance, there are also lesser-known awards in some obscure fields.

Take a look below to see eight unusual scholarships for college students.