Community Education

Sigma Xi Grant
Sigma Xi ( is an honorary society founded in 1886 at Cornell University to recognize achievements in scientific research, to promote the pursuit of good science, and to encourage generations of young people to pursue careers in science and technology. The Mayo Foundation Chapter of Sigma Xi was founded in 1919 with William and Charles Mayo as well as Henry Plummer and other "household" Mayo principals as charter members. Members of the non-profit honor society elect others on the basis of their research achievements or potential. Today the Society comprises about 60,000 scientists and engineers belonging to more than 500 Sigma Xi chapters at universities and colleges, government laboratories and industry research centers.

SIGMA XI gives the opportunity for students to apply for grants to help defray the cost of their research. A grant can be given in the amount of $25 for projects, based on need. Higher amounts can be awarded for well-deserving projects, up to a maximum of $50 per project, based on need, use and availability of funds, and merit. Awards are available to students from any school within the Rochester region. The deadline for applying for funds this year is February 1st. A committee of science teachers will review your request. The grant will be awarded at the awards assembly at the Regional Science Fair on February 16th. Please send the following information to Gary Kressin 615 SW 7th street, Rochester, Minnesota, 55902.

Science Teacher
Title of Project

Answer the following questions:
(1) Briefly explain what you intend to research.
(2) Why is financial help needed to support this project? Give a short plan on how the money will be used.
(3) List the anticipated expenses for the research indicated. Include copies of receipts if you have them.       
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