The Laura Joyner Award was given to recognize outstanding work, theoretical or applied, in the area of human intelligence. It highlighted an entity of the Colloquium locale area that showed significant achievement relative to the mission of the Foundation.
Those eligible for the award included individuals, tax-exempt organizations, or state or municipal government efforts. Areas of achievement should included, but were not limited to, education, literacy, work with the gifted, or identifying threats to, or preventing loss of, intelligence.
The award was presented at the Colloquium each year in the event a qualified recipient was selected by the Foundation's board. The award consisted of $500 and a suitable plaque to mark the occasion.
This award has been discontinued.