The Endowment for Unexceptional Humans aims to provide scholarship assistance and grants to individuals or groups with realistic goals for improving their lives and our world. We take donations from people who want to help and distribute the funds to applicants who meet our criteria of having a real ambition and a solid plan for achieving their goals. We believe that the majority of us, who are by definition unexceptional humans, have the potential for excellence.

The Endowment for Unexceptional Humans has two explicit purposes: the first is to provide financial and community support. The second purpose of The Endowment for Unexceptional Humans is to combat the American ideal of rugged individualism and the myth that we live in a meritocracy. We do this by focusing on an individual or group's plan for the future and their ability to demonstrate their perseverance, resilience, character, and support, rather than awarding our support based on the prior performance of applicants. These scholarships and grants are designed to help those who demonstrate a gap between their potential and their past performance, and who have a plan for closing that gap.

We believe that opportunity is a human right, but that opportunity alone cannot ensure success. We believe it is a moral responsibility of those who are able to support those who need help. We believe that with a plan, anyone can build the skills they need to achieve success. We believe that each person should define success for herself. And we believe in the human potential for excellence.



Who We Are
How we came to realize that we're unexceptional humans, and that that's pretty cool

Who You Are
How you can be an excellent human

Why It's Important
What in the world we're doing

"We workin on my future. Why you need to know my history?" --Cam'Ron

"Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the world." --Archimedes

"When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to live an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself." --Jacques Cousteau

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©2010 The Endowment For Unexceptional Humans
Amy L Clark, Jeremy P Bushnell, and Scott Thomson.