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2021 Individual Scholarship Application Form

NYSOMA will award a minimum of one $750.00 scholarship to a present or former participant of Odyssey of the Mind in New York State to be used by the recipient for higher (Post-Secondary) education.  Applicants must currently be High School Seniors or first-year post-secondary school enrollees. Applicants must complete the application and return it to the address listed below, date stamped no later than March 1 of the program year. Only individual applications will be considered. Each application will be evaluated by the scholarship committee.

  • Part I - Applicant Information

  • School Name and Intended Major (If Known)
  • Part II - Involvement In Odyssey of the Mind

    Add your Odyssey experience below. To add more records, click the Add Experience button underneath. To remove an item, click the Remove Experience button under the item you wish to remove.
  • Odyssey Experience
  • Part III Other Activities

    Add the other activities you are involved in below. To add more activities, click the Add Activity button underneath. To remove an activity, click the Remove Activity button underneath the item you wish to remove.
  • Other Activities
    List other school and community activities in which you have been involved. Please include Part-time and Summer Employment.
  • Part IV - Student Response

  • “Putting on the Ritz”…What is Style?

    Teams are often skilled in solving the long-term problem, and practice Spontaneous problems frequently so as to be well prepared for tournament day. Style, however, is often an afterthought and teams sometimes struggle to identify, showcase and describe the elements of style in their solution. Style is difficult to teach and sometimes even to describe!

    Please create a short video (3-5 minutes) that will explain what is Style, how to identify style elements in a performance, and good ways on the style form to help judges understand and appreciate your team’s approach to style.

    The video should be lively and engaging and be appropriate for people who are just getting started with Odyssey of the Mind or those want to take their team’s style to the next level.

    Videos will be rated on how creatively and effectively they describe and teach style within a solution.

  • If you have any questions, please email the scholarship committee at

    Please Note: Submission of your scholarship application video gives permission for NYSOMA to use the video on its website and for other marketing and training purposes.

    Any scholarship award will be made solely at the discretion of the NYSOMA Board of Directors.