Scholarships and Awards

Significant awards are available to students who compete in the regional and national symposia. 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 teachers:

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

For the Ohio regional finalists:

  • An expense-paid trip to the National JSHS, awarded to five finalists at each regional symposium. The National brings together over 400 participants in a program of educational and scientific exchange.
  • An invitation to present his or her original research investigation at the National JSHS, awarded to the 1st place finalist at each regional.
  • An invitation to present his or her original research investigation at the National JSHS, awarded to the 2nd place finalist at each regional.
  • A total $4,500 in undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded at $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000 to each of three regional symposium finalists.

For the national finalists:

  • Six $12,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 1st place finalists in the National research paper competition.
  • Six $8,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 2nd place finalists in the National research paper competition.
  • Six $4,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 3rd place finalists in the National research paper competition.

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