JSHS Scholarships and Awards

Significant awards are available to students who compete in the regional and national symposia. Many university sponsors who conduct the regional symposia contribute scholarships, cash awards, and other prizes. The availability of these additional awards, type of award, and value vary by region. The Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force jointly sponsor the following awards…

For students who participate in regional and national symposia…

  • Public recognition and certificates, honoring achievement and interest in research pursuits.

  • Attain a sense of achievement and self-confidence resulting from interaction with students from other schools and regions and with professional researchers and educators. To quote a former JSHS alumni, [At JSHS] "I learned a tremendous amount of science, got to meet other high school students who shared my interests in science, and learned that I could succeed at any program that I chose to pursue."

For 48 teachers…

  • A $500 award to one teacher at each of the 48 regionals, honoring the individual teacher's and his or her school's contributions to advancing student participation in research.

For the regional finalists…

  • An expense-paid trip to the National JSHS, awarded to five finalists at each regional symposium. The National brings together over 360 participants in a program of educational and scientific exchange.

  • An invitation to present their original research investigation at the National JSHS, awarded to the 1st and 2nd place finalists at each regional symposium.

  • A total $4,500 in undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded at $2000, $1500, and $1000 to each of three regional symposium finalists (scholarship payable upon matriculation and upon meeting the JSHS scholarship conditions).

For the national finalists

  • Seven $12,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 1st place finalists in the National research paper competition

  • Seven $8,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 2nd place finalists in the National research paper competition

  • Seven $4,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 3rd place finalists in the National research paper competition

Please see the JSHS Getting Involved page for information on how to apply to JSHS.

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