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Competitions & Scholarships

Intel Science Talent Search (STS)

The Intel Science Talent Search (formerly the Westinghouse STS) is widely known as the most prestigious high school math, science, and engineering competition in the United States. The Intel STS attempts to identify potential scientists and future leaders in the scientific fields by evaluating students’ skills, creativity, talent, ability, and originality in scientific research. The STS first identifies 300 High Honors Semi-Finalist Winners from the pool of approximately 1,900 research paper driven entrants. Forty finalists are then chosen to travel to the Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C. where they compete for scholarship money totaling over $330,000. Application 2015 NOW open.

Siemens Competition

In an attempt to stimulate the study of science and technology in high school students, companies such as Siemens-Westinghouse introduced competitions, which fostered individual growth of high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent of both individual and team divisions with regional and national levels of competition.  Today, the Siemens competition offers students an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects via research paper reports that they complete while in high school.  The Siemens Competition is one of the most prestigious high school competitions.  A total of 300 semifinalists, 30 regional individual finalists and 30 regional team finalists are chosen from over 2,200 applicants.  The Siemens Foundation awards over $7 million dollars annually for educational endeavors. Review project eligibility and  important forms and documents prior to competition.

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is known as the world’s largest and most recognized international science competition for pre-college students. It is sponsored by Intel in conjunction with the Society for Science and the Public. Annually, the fair hosts approximately 1,600 students from more than 65countries, territories and provinces who present their independent research to distinguished judges. Millions of students must compete through local, regional, or state science fairs to earn the honor of qualifying for the Intel ISEF.  These young scientists earn the opportunity to travel to an annual host city to compete for more than four million dollars in prizes and scholarships and more than 600 individual and team awards. The world’s top students participate with PowerPoint Board Presentations from around the world as a means to compete for awards and scholarships awarded by over 64 organizations.  All students must complete and submit participation forms prior to participation: Intel ISEF Rules Documents

I-SWEEEP (International Sustainability World (Energy, Engineering and Environment) Project Olympiad

I-SWEEEP (International Sustainability World -Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project Olympiad) is an international competition which promotes science research in a variety of sciences which enhance and improve environmental sustainability. Finalist students were selected to compete at I-SWEEEP by submiting and receiving a finalist award from the judging committee or winning a top prize at state or national science fairs in their respective locales. Participants  meet other students from different parts of the world at the Houston, TX convention while seeing that they are not alone in their commitment to find solutions to the globe’s sustainability problems. All students must complete and submit participation documentation: I-SWEEEP resources.

BioGENEius Challenge

The U. S. National BioGENEius Challenge is a competition which initially chooses 45 national finalists from student PowerPoint Presentation Board entries submitted across the nation both via homestate participation or "at large" participation to the competition officials. Selected finalists compete and present their research in front of a panel of judges in the annual host city of the BIO International Convention, with the opportunity to continue to the international competition.  The top ten winners of the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge will continue on to the International BioGENEius Challenge during the same convention. Both phases of the competition are held concurrently with the annual BIO International Convention.

Toshiba ExploraVision

Since its inception in 1992, over 11,000 students annually participate in Toshiba’s ExploraVision competition. Students work in teams where they identify and select a technology, exploring all aspects of it – how it works, when, and why it was invented. The team then imagines and determines how a futuristic (20 years into the future) model of the technology would work. Finally, each team prepares an in-depth report and 5 web page graphics to convey their vision. The top 10% of submissions receive an Honorable Mention Award and six teams in the nation win a Regional Award to then compete for a National Award.


Use Cognito to view over 124 general science, mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, environmental sciences, etc.  competition links as outlined by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Use this list to narrow down the possible competitions you could enter using your current research."