Weird Science! Er… Scholarships!

Have you ever seen a scholarship and thought “How is that a scholarship?” Today I decided to dive in and investigate some of the scholarships that can leave you scratching your head in confusion, but can earn you lots of money for college too!

First off is from a company you’ve probably heard of! The Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship offers awards from $5,000 to $25,000. You can earn this scholarship by submitting a two-minute video of your passion, no matter what it is! They also stress that they’re not looking for experts in film, so your video doesn’t have to be a piece of art. The focus is on your passion. If you or a family member already works at Taco Bell, there is a separate application for you available.

The next scholarship asks a serious question: What would you do during the zombie apocalypse? Unigo, a site dedicated to finding the perfect college for you, also creates scholarships, this being one of their more popular ones. Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ no doubt will love delving into the haunting idea in this 250-word essay. If you’re like me, you know the smartest place to take shelter would be in a Wal-Mart. (They have everything you need!)

Have you ever seen a greeting card that makes you think…What would anyone use that for? Well, it’s your turn to confuse the world! This scholarship asks you to create a greeting card to be eligible for their $1,000 scholarship. So if you’ve been sitting on an idea for a card that would blow all others out of the water, this is your chance to unleash the brilliance onto the world! (And potentially earn yourself some money for school at the same time).

Our final unique scholarship is all about RC toys! Almost everyone can remember opening up a brand new RC car or helicopter on their birthday and making it zip across the house the rest of the day. While some of them lasted longer than others (my brother set a record one year by breaking a helicopter 5 minutes after taking it out of the packaging) the memories they provided will never fade. This scholarship asks you to write about how RC toys may change in the future. Perhaps for example they could become more durable, or have an extended battery life. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship!

To conclude, there is a scholarship for seemingly everything! If you don’t know where to start when it comes to scholarship searches, consider some of these, or if you want, search based on your interests and major! You will no doubt find dozens of scholarships available to you.

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