Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Are you a big fan of The Walking Dead, or maybe Z Nation? Ever thought about what you would do in the case of a zombie apocalypse? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship! The deadline is exactly when you’d expect: Halloween.

Each year, this scholarship awards $2,000 to the applicant who, in 250 words or less, best describes their escape plan if there were a zombie outbreak at their school. The scholarship is offered by Unigo in hopes of helping some creative, zombie-obsessed students pay off some of their postsecondary education.

This scholarship would be great for creative writing students, fans of post-apocalyptic fiction, survivalists, or students with an interest in emergency preparedness.

Submit an online written response to the question:

“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.” (250 words or less)


This scholarship is open to students age 14 or older who meet the below eligibility requirements.

  • High School & College Students
  • US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Applicants must also be planning to enroll in a postsecondary institution sometime before the Fall of 2027 as the scholarship money goes towards your college expenses.

Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?

Application Information

To apply for this scholarship, students must create a free account and submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

  • 250-word essay
  • Proof of enrollment

If you’ve been inspired by the zombie shows and movies from the past few decades and have come up with a plan of your own, we encourage you to apply to the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship!

Application Deadline

October 31, 2023

The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone.

For complete scholarship rules and regulations, click here:



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