Creative Opportunities Unlimited

Scholarships And Grants Offered

World Finals Housing Grants

Creative Opportunities Unlimited (COU) Team World Final grants are designed to assist teams in experiencing the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. A COU grant is intended to supplement efforts of teams to raise sufficient funds to attend World Finals. Funds are extremely limited, and only a small portion of applicants are awarded grants each year.

Please visit our Housing Grants page for more information on how to apply.

Association Development Grants

COU provides grants to Odyssey of the Mind associations for a variety of projects, including start up costs for new associations, special projects that will help the Odyssey of the Mind program as a whole, and specific, targeted efforts to grow the program in your area. For more information, Association Directors should contact us directly at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Scholarship awards may be applied toward the cost of obtaining an education at any university, college, community college, or specialized school.


To become eligible for a scholarship complete and mail the original and one copy of the following:

  1. The completed scholarship form.
  2. A letter of recommendation by an Odyssey of the Mind coach, high school administrator, teacher or college professor. This is limited to one page, double-spaced or hand-printed.
  3. A response to the following three questions.Your response may take any form, format or style you wish, but should be limited to no more than 350 words for each question.
    • How has Odyssey of the Mind changed your life?
    • How will you continue to use what you have learned in Odyssey of the Mind in your day-to-day life?
    • How will you give back to Odyssey of the Mind so others may benefit from the program?

Where to mail application

All inquiries, returned applications, and supporting materials must be directed to:

Creative Opportunities Unlimited, Inc.
Attn: Dan Semenza
1204 La Paloma Place
Lady Lake, FL 32159
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The applications must be sent to Creative Opportunities Unlimited, not CCI.

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