The cost of college tuition alone, not to mention housing, books, and meals, is daunting for students and families across the nation.

Not all students will qualify for federal financial aid, leaving many to take on students loans as the only option to pay for college. The student loan industry, which has been hotly debated in recent years, further burdens students, as they graduate and are faced with high payments many entry-level salaries can’t reasonably cover.

Scholarships can help students bridge the gap between their finances and what higher education actually costs–and there’s a scholarship for nearly everything.

Here, we’ve rounded up a few scholarships to inspire you and help you get your search started.

1. Did binge-re-watching “The Walking Dead” get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you’ve envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick! Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.
Deadline: October 31, 2019

About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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