Monday, November 12, 2012

Scholarships By Missouri Gaming Association

Great news for all the aspiring students out there, well, the Missouri Gaming Association is providing scholarships via their yearly Project 21 Scholarship program. Among these scholarships; two are of $1,500 and four scholarships are of $1,000. To become eligible for this scholarship, you first of all need to be a high school senior and then you have to write an impressive article or design a poster or make a video that deals with the serious issue of underage gambling.

Basic Information And Eligibility Criteria:

Now all the essays, posters or videos will be evaluated fairly on the basis of uniqueness, approach, and content. Basically all you need to do is discourage the underage people; all those who fall below the age of 21 from gambling, plus shed light on the consequences linked with underage gambling and how it can plague the young minds etc. However, the students need to get it straight that this topic is a way different from "anti-gambling" or compulsive gambling topics, so better not mix them up.

Following are a few entry requirements:

• In case the student intends to submit an article, he/she should bear this in mind that the articles eligible to be sent must be published either in newspaper, some magazine or the school magazine between January 1, 2011 and February 28, 2011.

• The poster to be submitted should be exhibited in the school for at least a week between January 1, 2011 and February 28, 2011. Moreover, the student who will submitting poster also needs to present an essay that deals with the same issue of underage gambling but this time, there is no such condition of having it published in school magazine or exhibited in school etc. Plus, you also need to attach a signed letter by your school's counselor testifying that your poster had been exhibited in the school for a week.

• Then comes the video well, it should neither be longer than 5 minutes of duration nor less than one minute. Furthermore, it should be aired in either classroom or forum anywhere between January 1, 2011 and February 28, 2011. You also need to attach a signed-letter by your school's counselor that testifies that the video had been aired in the school for a week.
High school seniors doing part-time duty at casino are allowed to compete for the scholarship in case the working hours do not exceed from 32 hours/week. Moreover, the wards of the Missouri casino workers are also allowed to apply except for the wards of Missouri Gaming Association Officer or Missouri Project 21 Executive Committee member. In case the student has yet not reached 18 years of age, the form needs to be signed by the guardians.