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Calling all Odyssey of the Mind high school seniors or post-secondary education students! Whether you are pursuing a two-year or four-year degree, trade school, or a vocational certificate, do not miss your chance to apply for the Odyssey Scholarships Program to help with your next steps in education. If you are a senior in high school or Division IV member in college, just one application is required for multiple scholarship opportunities. Be sure to read this page to know what is needed to apply!

The 2024-25 scholarship application *opens* December 15, 2024.

The 2024-25 scholarship application *closes* March 15, 2025.



As part of the common application, all applicants are required to:


  • Create and submit a short video (no longer than 3 minutes) showing a “beyond the box” solution to ONE of several Creative Scholarship Challenges.

  • Submit a short essay (max: 350 words) on teamwork and how it makes the dream work.

The "Spirit of the Problem" of the scholarships program is to have fun, be expressive, and show how Odyssey of the Mind has influenced your life!


The scholarships program is open to students that have participated in Odyssey of the Mind and are…

  • A high school senior OR a college freshman, sophomore or junior OR a college senior planning to pursue post-graduate education.

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • Planning to attend post-secondary school in the U.S.

  • A full-time student who is actively attending classes in good standing.


Program Timeline:

  •  Application Open: December 15, 2024

  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2025      (closes at midnight Eastern)

  • Notification of Selection Results: April 15, 2025

  • Announcements at World Finals: May 2025

  • Funds disbursed directly to institutions by: September 1, 2025


Click to learn more about the scholarships included in the Odyssey Scholarships Program:


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