4 Crazy Scholarships You Can Still Snag for Next School Year

4 Crazy Scholarships You Can Still Snag for Next School Year

Scholarships for academics and sports aren't the only way to subsidize the cost of a college education. In fact, you may be able to snag thousands of dollars with some truly oddball scholarship options.

Keep applying all summer and throughout the school year to keep chipping away at the cost of tuition.

The four scholarships below from Unigo are available to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older. You must be either currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education or enrolled no later than the fall of 2023.

Make Me Laugh Scholarship

  • Application deadline: August 31, 2017
  • Award amount: $1,500
  • Requirement: 250 word or less short answer

Your parents might not think being a stand-up comedian is a realistic career path, but Unigo wants to hear some jokes and just may give you $1,500 for making them LOL with the Make Me Laugh Scholarship.

Enter by writing a short story of 250 words or less about a funny or embarrassing incident in your life. And it's okay if you get so creative that your answer wanders into fiction just to get a laugh.

The winner will be notified around November 30, 2017.

Shout It Out Scholarship

  • Application deadline: September 30, 2017
  • Award amount: $1,500
  • Requirement: 250 word or less short answer

Ever wish you could get everyone to hear what you have to say? The Shout It Out Scholarship is offering $1,500 to know what you'd find important enough to tell everyone in the world.

You just need to answer this question in 250 words or less: "If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?"

The winner will be notified around December 30, 2017.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

  • Application deadline: October 31, 2017
  • Award amount: $2,000
  • Requirement: 250 word or less short answer

Who hasn't sat around with friends and debated how to best survive the zombie apocalypse? Now you can get money for a great answer with Unigo's Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship.

In 250 words or less, describe your thorough plan to avoid the flesh-eating monsters and explain the top five things you'd bring to stay alive. In exchange, you could win $2,000.

The winner will be notified around January 31, 2018.

10 Things You Love About You Scholarship

  • Application deadline: December 31, 2017
  • Award amount: $1,500
  • Requirement: 250 word or less short answer

David Letterman may no longer be a late-night TV show host, but the legacy of his top-10 lists lives on and can net you $1,500 in scholarship money.

10 Things You Love About You Scholarship requires you to pen a top-10 list of your own with the reasons you should receive this scholarship. There are no parameters on the style, but be sure to keep it at 250 words or less.

The winner will be notified around March 31, 2018.

So what are you waiting for? These scholarships are perfect for anyone who is willing to get a little goofy and creative. Just jot down how you'd defeat zombies, or get folks to LOL at your embarrassing moment, and you may be able to net yourself some extra money to cover college expenses.