Education finally gets serious about the undead apocalypse with this Zombie Scholarship

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At least one organization is worried about the real problems facing our nation's future. is offering a $1000 "Zombie Scholarship" for people who want to help the living stay living once the dead walk the earth. The details:

Applicants must:
• Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
• Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
• Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2018) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
• Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the topic:
Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top 5 things you would bring with you to stay alive.

Not the cafeteria ladies! I can do without my best friend, but how is anyone supposed to survive the zombie uprising without access to frozen, square pizzas?! And is life even worth living in a world without tater tots? I say thee nay. If you think you know how to keep our nation's cafeteria ladies alive and frying, you can apply for the scholarship here - just do it before 11:59pm EST on December 31st. Thanks to Anabel M. for the tip!

[Zombie Graduation Daze costume image via The Costume Land]