Rolexes & Zombies
Four wacky yet wonderfully helpful scholarships
Got a knack for something out-of-the-box? Does your creativity and ambition lead you into territories few choose to explore––like the ocean floors? If so, check out these four unusual scholarships. Hey, college can be expensive and your uniqueness should be rewarded.
Stuck at Prom
If you’re 14 or older and love designing with and wearing unconventional materials, here’s your chance to turn creativity into cash! Grab a whole lot of Duck brand tape, create a dress or tuxedo with accessories, wear your creation to prom, snap a picture, and submit it for a chance to win a scholarship prize. The “Dress” and “Tux” category winners are awarded $10,000. There are eight runner-up prizes each worth $100.
Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
If you’ve seen enough of The Walking Dead, then apply for this $2,000 scholarship by answering the following in 250 words or less: “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.” Applicants must be at least 13 and currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution.
Doodle 4 Google
Listen up kids in K-12: stop doodling in class and start doodling for a scholarship worth $30,000! Address the theme “What Inspires Me” and create the Google logo. The National winner will not only receive the 30-large sum but also a $50,000 tech package for a school or non-profit organization, plus a trip to Google Headquarters. And Google swag. National finalists receive the same with the exception of only a $5,000 scholarship. If I were you, I’d stop reading this and get doodling.
The Rolex Scholarship: Our World: Underwater Scholarship Society in North America.
This $25,000 scholarship is open to students between 21 and 26 who have chosen to pursue a career in aquatic-related disciplines. Along with other eligibility requirements, the applicant must be a certified rescue diver with a minimum of 25 dives logged in the past two years. To apply, a personal bio and statement must be submitted. If accepted, the scholar will receive a hands-on introduction and traveling experience where they will work with current leaders in their chosen underwater field.