There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
As a New England native, I want to personally welcome you to my favorite season—autumn! Children (of all ages) are preparing for Halloween fun and high school seniors are busy applying for scholarships from colleges, organizations, charities, businesses, individual donors—anywhere they can hunt down cash—to help cover college costs. This scholarship mixes the two autumn activities perfectly.
Scholarship: Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Awarding Organization: Unigo
Number of Scholarships Awarded: One lone survivor
Eligible Students: Must be thirteen years of age (or older) at time of scholarship application, a legal resident of the U.S., and be enrolled (or will enroll no later than fall 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Eligible College(s): Any accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
How to Apply: Applicants need to submit their short (250 words or less) plan in response to the following question: “Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you would hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive.”
Deadline: October 31st
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.