Brain Enhancement Scholarship

Nootropedia is one of the foremost resources on brain health, nootropics, and optimizing mental performance. In order to facilitate the spread of knowledge to younger generations, Nootropedia is proud to announce the “Brain Enhancement Scholarship“.

This “Brain Enhancement Scholarship” will support university students currently located in Canada or the United States to advance their higher education. Our scholarship hopes to support one (1) student with the cost of their tuition by awarding a $750 scholarship to the successful applicant.

Nootropedia – Brain Enhancement Scholarship Fall 2017

Interested participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in the Fall / Spring school year of 2016/2017 at any college, university, high school, trade or technical school within the United States of America.
  • Students must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • Students must be 15 years or older at the time of enrollment
  • Must be an American citizen or hold a valid student visa
  • Winning participants will be expected to submit a photo for promotional purposes

If you are interested in participating, please choose ONE (1) of the following prompts to answer in the essay submission:

  1. Describe how the understanding of the human brain has changed over the past 40 years. Provide evidence for this understanding.
  2. Identify and describe the differences between a healthy brain and an unhealthy brain. What are some of the causes, symptoms, and ways to prevent an unhealthy brain. Support this with research.

In your essay, please include the following:

  • A title
  • Your article in Google Docs with a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 1000
  • Citations for any / all research used

Each student may only submit one essay for this scholarship. Please submit via email along with a cover letter including your legal name and current enrolled school. This cover letter should include an official document with your GPA. You may email The deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, August 31st, 2017.

Past Winners

  1. Spring 2017 – Vaishali Denton (Alamo Heights High School). Her submission focused on the relationship between light, circadian rhythms, sleep, and their impact on cognition. She will be a high school senior in 2017.

group of graduation students in the park looking happy

*Submitted essays will become property of Nootropedia. Nootropedia may use your name and essay in promotional efforts related to the “Nootropedia – Brain Enhancement Scholarship” program.

Learn More About Nootropedia

Nootropedia was founded to be an unbiased and accessible resource for nootropics and brain health information. We provide numerous different options to help educate people on the best practices to improve mental performance, such as memory, concentration, creativity, and focus.

  1. Nootropic Profiles – with so many nootropics in the news these days, we provide a research-driven analysis of popular nootropics. These include synthetic options like piracetam, aniracetam, and even modafinil. It also includes natural nootropic profiles, such as bacopa monnieri or L-theanine.
  2. Unique Content – besides the encyclopedia style profiles, we have unique content and how-to articles to help improve your brain health. These include practices, such as Bulletproof coffee, Adderall alternatives for students, and even unique blends like CILTEP and Alpha Brain.
  3. Nootropics Tracking – Beyond simply giving you information for choosing nootropics, we provide the software tools to allow people to do so. Our free web utility, NooTracker offers enthusiasts an opportunity to see whether their efforts are making a difference.

Although Nootropedia is a fairly new resource, it has already been featured in numerous publications including Entrepreneur, Elite Daily, Huffington Post, and others. The founders of Nootropedia have been featured in outlets like Smart Drug Smarts, Fox News, and Vice as well.

Nootropedia is aiming to become one of the most trusted resources on nootropics, smart drugs, and brain health so that we may educate as many people on human potential as possible. Educating our youth and the next generation of neuroscientists, engineers, and professionals seems like a great place to start!