Applying to colleges can be stressful, especially when they come with hefty price tags, and the monotony of scholarship applications only makes matters worse. But this process doesn’t have to be so boring! Explore five fun, nontraditional scholarship opportunities from Unigo that not only minimize costs but maximize creativity. 

Applicants must be 13 years or older, legal residents of the United States, and attend an accredited university no later than fall 2023. All essays must be 250 words or fewer.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Unigo is dying to hear from you! Use your brainpower to create a survival plan to fight off ravenous zombies and you could earn $2,000 to spend toward your education. Survival guides are due October 31, 2016.


Sweet and Simple Scholarship

The best things in life are free… like $1,500 to spend toward your education. Whether it was a thoughtful letter, a nice gesture from a stranger, or a small memento, Unigo wants to know your favorite gift and its significance. This simply sweet application must be submitted no later than February 28, 2017.


Superpower Scholarship

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No, it’s a $2,500 scholarship! Act like Mystique and swap places for a day with your favorite superhero or villain and you could save your wallet from the evil tuition charges. This is nothing to Joker about because this scholarship will be gone in a Flash! Deadline is March 31, 2017.


Flavor of the Month Scholarship

Oh, money for education, how deliciously sweet you are! Explain which ice cream flavor best suits you and you could scoop up $1,500. This scholarship melts away July 31, 2017.


Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Why did the chicken cross the road? To collect $1,500! Which is exactly what Unigo will give to laugh out loud scholars. Applications are due August 31, 2017.


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