Students with the top research papers and abstracts will be asked to present their research orally in front of a panel of judges and their peers at the TJSHS. Only the students who are invited to give oral presentations will compete for the first-, second-, and third-place scholarships.
A total of $4,500 in undergraduate tuition scholarships will be awarded to the top three oral presentation finalists:
- $2,000 first place
- $1,500 second place
- $1,000 third place
The scholarships can be used at any school of the student’s choice and will be payable upon matriculation. Only US citizens and permanent residents of the US and its territories are eligible to receive the scholarship awards.
Students who are not chosen to present their research orally will still have the opportunity to present their research in a poster presentation to their peers and the UT faculty judges. The student with the best poster will receive an honorable mention.
The top five student presenters, top three oral presentation and top two poster presentation winners, will receive an all expense-paid trip to attend and compete at the national JSHS, where the top two TJSHS winners will be able to compete in the national competition for additional scholarships.
In addition to student awards, the TJSHS will recognize one teacher for his or her contributions to the teaching and promotion of scientific research to high school students. This teacher will be recognized at the TJSHS with a $500 award sponsored by the National Science Teaching Association.
National JSHS Awards
The top two finalists from the regional TJSHS become eligible to compete for the following national JSHS scholarships. A total of $192,000 in undergraduate tuition scholarships is presented to the top three finalists in the National Symposium research paper oral competition in each of the subject categories.
- Each of the 1st Place finalists receives $12,000
- Each of the 2nd Place finalists receives $8,000
- Each of the 3rd Place finalists receives $4,000
The next three finalsts from the regional TJSHS will compete in the poster competition for category awards. A cash award in the amount of $350 will be presented to the top finalists in the National Symposium research poster competition in each of the subject categories.
- Each of the 1st Place finalists in the poster competition receives $350