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Left Handed Scholarships

There is one thing that Albert Einstein, Picasso, Babe Ruth, and the former US Presidents Garfield, Reagan, and Clinton have in common – they are all left-handed. It has been estimated that 11% of the population in the world is left handed which has resulted in a new scholarship program – Left Handed Scholarships



There are a few programs that offer Left Handed Scholarships but probably the most well know is the Frederick and Mary F Buckley Scholarship program. This program was established in 1979 by Mary Francis Buckley. Since then, it has helped and sent over 40 students to school.


This academic grant is exclusive for applicants who have been studying in  Juniata College for at least one year. A student can request an application form for a left handed scholarship from the school and upon its submission, the student will be asked if he is left-handed. Left-handedness is simply one of the conditions in applying for this scholarship. Although the committee that screens an applicant does not strictly check if an applicant is left-handed, it will be best to prepare for a list of personal references who can confirm that you are indeed left-handed. Aside from this qualification, an applicant should have a good academic performance and excellent leadership skills. Because the scholarship grant is for the students of Juniata only, all an applicant should do is to submit the certification of his grades and recommendation. Generally, a student will be required of a grade not lower than 3.39 – better if he proves to be on the top of his class. This will be evaluated by the office for the admitting committee.


This left handed scholarships program awards a minimum of $1,000 and maximum of $1,500 educational grant to a qualified southpaw every year. This academic grant covers the tuition fees and allowances (book, dormitory, transportation, and food).


There are several other left handed scholarships available to those wanting to continue their education. Use the information on this site to get matched up with the program that is right for you.