Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind lost several members of its Odyssey family in a tragic accident in March 1998. We are proud to remember the young people from Line Mountain — Chad Hain, Jason Herrold, Kip Snyder, Amanda Wehry, Toni Wehry, Tyrone Wehry, David Wiest, and Toby Wiest — through the awarding of an annual scholarships to Pennsylvania seniors who best embody the spirit of Odyssey of the Mind and demonstrates the creativity so coveted by the program. This scholarship is paid directly to a post secondary institution toward the student’s tuition, room and board, or school required fees. The scholarship is not based on financial need or academic performance. The scholarship application is designed to allow students to demonstrate those talents, abilities and most of all, the creativity that Odyssey of the Mind values and cultivates in its participants.
Previous Line Mountain Scholarship Winners
- 2017 – Rachel Melton, Reghan Fitch
- 2016 – Natalie Melton, Madison Wiernusz
- 2015 – Cooper Smith, Robert Gaibler, Kristen Lubawski, Emily Wieder
- 2014 – Jacqueline Matz, Anna Marie Kun
- 2013 – Peter Gula, Hayley Frerichs
- 2012 – Hayley Johnston
- 2011 – Rachel Fletcher
- 2010 – Adam Bahr, Taylor Engel, Melissa Jarrett
- 2009 – Jeremy Adelman
- 2008 – Sara Sutsko
- 2007 – Ryan Balton
- 2006 – Amelia Weir
- 2005 – Ariel Oturba, Stephen Pike, Zach Wessner
- 2004 – Garrett Stiger
- 2003 – Julie Sutsco
- 2002 – Rachel Porter
- 2001 – April Hartzel
- 2000 – Krista Whalen
- 1999 – Amanda Winegar
National scholarships are available from Creative Opportunities Unlimited (COU). Creative Opportunities Unlimited (COU) is an independent non-profit organization that rewards students who have demonstrated creative problem-solving skills, good sportsmanship, perseverance and teamwork. COU invites Odyssey of the Mind participants to apply for scholarships each year. Winners of the scholarships will be announced on the COU website.
Scholarships for Odyssey of the Mind participants may also be available locally from your region and school district. Check with your district coordinator and regional director for more details.