Are you a fan of zombies? If so, this is one scholarship you will definitely want to consider applying for! This scholarship promotes creativity by forcing students to think of how they would survive if a zombie apocalypse were to occur on their campus. For example, students are asked to consider what items they would want to help keep them alive, what their plan would be to avoid zombies, and where they might hide. This scholarship forces students to combine their creative skills, writing skills, and planning skills to develop a plan to keep themselves alive in an imaginary scenario. If this scholarship sounds like fun, read on for more details about how to apply.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants are required to meet all eligibility criteria. Luckily, there are very few criteria compared with other scholarship! First of all, applicants are required to be a legal resident of the United States (which includes the District of Columbia). Secondly, applicants must plan to enroll in a college or university before 2023. Only programs that are accredited are considered an eligible institution. Lastly, applicants must be at least 13 years of age in order to apply. This is one scholarship that is open to younger students and can help them save for college!
Students who think they are able to develop a solid survival plan are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The winner of the scholarship competition receives $2,000 to defray the cost of attending a university or college that is located in the United States. All applicants must be received prior to the October 31st, 2017 deadline.
In order to apply, students are required to write a brief response to the following prompt:
“Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.”
This scholarship is funded by Unigo.com Zombie Apocalypse Program. Students who are interested in applying can submit one application only on the following website. When submitting their application materials, students should include their response to the above prompt in less than 250 words, their name, academic information, contact information, and background details.
Applications are judged on several different criteria. Equal weight is given to originality of the story, writing ability, overall excellence, and creativity. Make sure to spend some time proofreading your essay, as the judges are looking for especially well0written essays. The winner will be chosen around the end of February. A complete list of scholarship winners will be available at this website.
This scholarship taps into skills that are quite different than most other scholarships. This scholarship is especially ideal for students who love writing or for those with low grade point averages, since there are no restrictions on the grade point average a student must hold in order to enter.