JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Gaming Association, the statewide professional association of the Missouri casino industry, is inviting high school students to compete for $7,000 in Project 21 scholarships by educating their peers on the issues of underage gambling.
The Project 21 scholarship program encourages students to enlighten their peers about the illegality and dangers of underage gambling. Scholarship applicants must write and publish an original article in the school newspaper, or create a poster or video and display it at their high school for at least one full week in February or March. Entries for the 17th annual Project 21 scholarship program must be submitted by April 12, 2013.
“In Missouri, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to gamble in a Missouri casino,” said Mike Winter, executive director of the Missouri Gaming Association. “The goal of Project 21 is to educate our youth about the illegality, risks and consequences of underage gambling.”
The Project 21 Scholarship competition is open to all Missouri high school seniors planning to attend an institution of higher education in the United States within four years of graduation. The Missouri Gaming Association will award two $1,500 scholarships and four $1,000 scholarships. A copy of the contest application and guidelines is available at www.missouricasinos.org.
The Project 21 scholarship application is available at www.missouricasinos.org or by calling (573) 634-4001. Written requests for applications can be sent to PO Box 305, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Winners will be announced by May 1, 2013 and scholarships will be awarded by May 15, 2013.
The Missouri Gaming Association is the statewide trade association of the Missouri casino entertainment industry and related professionals. Formed in 1993, the Missouri Gaming Association provides research and information to increase awareness of the economic benefits of Missouri’s casinos. For more information, visit www.missouricasinos.org.