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Written by Jeff Wagg   

The TAM8 Forum Grant fund allows students and others who need financial assistance to attend The Amaz!ng Meeting 8. Scholarships apply directly to the TAM8 registration fee. Below is information on appying and donating.

TAM 8 Forum Grants Information
(Formerly known as "TAM Scholarships")

Grants awarded for TAM 7: 41

Grants needed: 120

Grants awarded this year: 27

Thanks to all our generous supporters!!!

Recipients will still be responsible for transportation and hotel expenses, though there may be people willing to share a room.

If you would like to help the scholarship fund with a credit card or PayPal, please use PayPal and send funds to forumgrants@randi.org or send a check made out to "James Randi Educational Foundation" with "Forum Grant" in the memo field to:

TAM 8 Forum Grants
James Randi Educational Foundation
201 SE 12th St
Ft Lauderdale FL 33316

Scholarship donations are kept confidential. Donations are tax-deductible!

Due to overwhelming demand,
scholarship applications are closed.

Questions and Answers:

CAN I APPLY?
No, our program closed early this year as we're unable to meet the current demands of those who have already applied. 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
The Forum Grant program is open to anyone cannot afford to come to TAM on their own means.

HOW IS THE MONEY SPLIT UP?
Every time we raise enough money to pay for a TAM8 registration, an award is given on a first come, first served basis. Any money left over will be applied to next year's scholarship. If for any reason money is unable to be awarded, it will become a donation to the JREF.

IS THIS A CONTEST?
No. You will not be asked to submit an essay or any financial records. We trust that if you apply, you are someone who honestly needs the money or would otherwise be unable to attend TAM8.

HOW DO WE KNOW THE MONEY IS GOING TO SCHOLARSHIPS?
We wish to preserve the privacy of those who apply and those who donate, so we can't offer any form of proof that a scholarship was awarded. If you trust the JREF, rest assured that the money is going to people who need it.

WHO STARTED THE FORUM GRANTS?
This scholarship is the result of a grassroots effort by several caring members of the JREF community who didn't want money to be a barrier to those who are passionate about the mission of the JREF. It is rather informal, but has worked well in years past.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ANSWER TO SPECIFIC QUESTION?

Please e-mail our coordinator, Paul.