What Are Some Unusual College Scholarships?


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Some unusual scholarship college scholarships to apply for are the Play Environments Scholarship, Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship, Superpower Scholarship and Make Me Laugh Scholarship. These scholarships require written essays, range from $1,500 to $5,000 in award, and have due dates ranging from August 2015 to March 2016.

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What Are Some Unusual College Scholarships?
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The Play Environments Scholarship, offered by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, requires an undergraduate landscape architecture student to demonstrate her understanding of play environment design principles by describing how she would assimilate them into recreational play facilities and schools and parks. The scholarship’s application deadline is February 2016, and its award amount is $5,000.

The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship requires a student to write an essay, in 250 words or fewer, detailing how she would survive if her school was attacked by zombies. The scholarship is available to high school students aged 13 or older and college students. The scholarship amount is $2,000, and the application deadline is Oct. 31, 2015.

To apply for the Superpower Scholarship, a student needs to write an essay describing which superhero she would want to change places with and why. The essay needs to be 250 words or fewer, and must be submitted before March 31, 2016 to be eligible for the $2,500 scholarship.

The Make Me Laugh Scholarship gives all high school students the opportunity to write a funny story to be awarded with a $1,500 scholarship. The story can be real or made up, and needs to be submitted by August 2015.

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