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Awards

Regional Awards

Oral Presenters
  • 1st Place: $2,000 scholarship + Invited to National Symposium + Qualifies for National Symposium Oral Presenter scholarships
  • 2nd Place: $1,500 scholarship + Invited to National Symposium + Qualifies for National Symposium Oral Presenter scholarships
  • 3rd Place: $1,000 scholarship + Invited to National Symposium + Qualifies for National Symposium Poster Presenter cash awards
Poster Presenters
  • 1st Place: Invited to National Symposium + Qualifies for National Symposium Poster Presenter cash awards
  • 2nd Place: Invited to National Symposium + Qualifies for National Symposium Poster Presenter cash awards
Teachers
  • NSTA Teacher Award: TJSHS honors an individual teacher and their schools’ contributions to advancing student participation in STEM research by giving a $500 cash award to a dedicated educator

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 regional scholarships.

A total of $4,500 in undergraduate tuition scholarships will be awarded to the top three oral presentation finalists. 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 Symposium, where the top two TJSHS winners will be able to compete in the national competition for additional scholarships.

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.

National Awards

Oral Presenters

The top two finalists from the regional TJSHS become eligible to compete for the following national National Symposium 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
Poster Presenters

The next three finalists from the regional TJSHS will compete in the poster competition for category awards. A total of $10,800 in cash awards 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 $550
  • Each of the 2nd place finalists in the poster competition receives $450
  • Each of the 3rd place finalists in the poster competition receives $350

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