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Mensa Scholarship Essay Contest

 


The Wyoming Mountain Mensa chapter of American Mensa has scholarships available for students living in Wyoming. The scholarships for the 2014 competition, ranging in value from $300 to $1,000, are awarded by the Mensa Education & Research Foundation scholarship program.

All scholarship awards are based on a 550-word essay submitted online by the applicant, which describes the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goal toward which the scholarship is to provide aid. Entries will be judged and awarded at three levels: local, regional, and national.

The only eligibility requirements are that the applicant will be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited American institution of post-secondary education in the 2014-2015 academic year, and that the applicant is a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. The general awards are unrestricted as to age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education, or financial need.

The deadline for all entries is Jan. 15. For further information, contest rules, or to submit your essay, please go online at: http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a philanthropic, non-profit, tax-exempt organization funded by gifts from members of American Mensa and other donors. American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top two percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. Applicants do not need to be Mensa members or qualified for Mensa membership.

Organizations serving youth, the disabled, and those impacted by drug and alcohol abuse are among the recipients of $1 million in grants to Wyoming nonprofits announced this week by the Daniels Fund.

Grant recipients include: City of Gillette – Baseball Field Project; CLIMB Wyoming, Cheyenne – Transitional Training Programs; Evanston Child Development Center – Preschool Expansion Project; Jubilee House, Douglas – Restoration Project; Saint Joseph’s Children’s Home, Torrington – Chemical Dependency Program and Upgrade Project; Special Olympics Wyoming, Casper – general operating support; and Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, Sheridan – capital campaign and Camp POSTCARD.

“The amount of good these organizations do is remarkable, and the services they provide to those in need are irreplaceable,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.

The Daniels Fund awards approximately $3.3 million in grants to Wyoming nonprofits each year. Funding areas include: Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Ethics & Integrity in Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, and Youth Development.

Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television who launched his first system in Casper, established the Daniels Fund to operate the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Visit http://www.DanielsFund.org for more information.

 

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