Apply for a Buccaneer Bay Odyssey of the Mind Scholarship

We are excited to announce that the Buccaneer Bay Scholarship Committee plans to award scholarships to high school seniors.

Applications must be received by December 31st.    Late applications will not be accepted.  Apply online (below) or in writing.  If you do not wish to submit your materials online, instructions for submission are included in the 2024-25 Buccaneer Bay Scholarship Application.  If you do not have Adobe Reader, download it here.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You are a high school senior who is planning to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2022 or you are currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution as a student, AND
  • You participated in the Odyssey of the Mind program for a minimum of two years. The years of participation do not have to be consecutive, but one of them must have been in the Buccaneer Bay Region.

Submit your materials online

  • Accepted file types: doc, pdf, Max. file size: 1 GB.

    Accepted file formats: .doc, .pdf
  • Accepted file types: doc, pdf, Max. file size: 1 GB.

    Accepted file formats: .doc, .pdf

Your application should include the following information:
1. A personal resume listing your name, date of birth, address, home phone, email address, GPA, all pertinent college entrance exam scores, work experience, honors, extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and volunteer service to the community; be sure to include which years you participated in Odyssey of the Mind and in what capacity; list three adults whom we can contact as references (include titles and phone numbers).

2. Well-written answers to the following questions:

  • What are your college plans?
  • What was the most important lesson that you learned as a result of your participation in the Odyssey of the Mind Program?
  • How will you “give back” to Odyssey of the Mind?
  • How will you use the lessons you’ve learned in Odyssey of the Mind in your future life and career?
  • What advice would you give a young person who’s trying to decide whether or not to join an Odyssey of the Mind team?

Do not forget that we have a State Alumni Scholarship.  Details found here: Florida Odyssey of the Mind Scholarships

For more information, please contact our Buccaneer Bay Alumni Coordinator, Julie Ward at

For information about our Florida Alumni, go to this link: Florida OM Alumni