President’s Award (first place)

Top winner – $2,500 renewable four-year scholarship to Valparaiso University, $1,000 cash to winner, certificate and gold medal, invitation to compete at the Indiana Science & Engineering Fair. Their teacher will receive a $100 cash award.

Second Place

Two placings – $1,000 renewable four-year scholarship to Valparaiso University, $100 cash to winners, certificate and silver medal, invitation to compete at the Indiana Science & Engineering Fair.

Most Outstanding Team Award

Best team project – $1,500 renewable four-year scholarship to Valparaiso University to each team member, $200 cash award to each team member, certificates and gold medals, invitation to compete at the Indiana Science & Engineering Fair. Their teacher will receive a $100 cash award.

Third Place

Three placings – $1,000 renewable four-year scholarship to Valparaiso University, $75 cash award, certificates and bronze medal, invitation to compete at the Indiana Science & Engineering Fair.

Honorable Mentions

$50 cash, certificates and congratulatory medals

American Meteorological Society

Most outstanding meteorological exhibit – certificate and $50

American Psychological Association

Most outstanding research in psychology – certificate and $50

Animal, Earth, and Plant Sciences Award

Most outstanding research in the animal, earth, or plant sciences – certificate and $50

ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives Award

Most outstanding projects (two) who seek innovative solutions to humanity’s most challenging problems – certificate and $50

Chemistry and Biochemistry Award

Most outstanding research in chemistry or biochemistry – certificate and $50

Environmental Sciences Award

Most outstanding exhibit in environmental sciences or environmental management – certificate and $50

Medical, Health, and Biological Sciences Award

Most outstanding exhibit in medicine, health, and biological sciences (cellular, molecular, and microbiology) – certificate and $50

Instrumentation and Automation Technology Award

Most outstanding project in demonstrating instrumentation or automation technology – certificate and $50

Intel Excellence in Computer Science

Most outstanding computer science project – certificate and $200

Mu Alpha Theta

Demonstration of most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics – certificate and $50

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Most outstanding research for improved understanding of the earth’s dynamic processes – certificate and medallion

David W. & Maxine Ford STEM Award

Outstanding STEM project – certificate, poster, and $150

Purdue University School of Agriculture

Best project relating to agriculture, food, or natural resources of agriculture – certificate and $50

RICOH Americas Corporation

Outstanding effort in addressing issues of environmental responsibility and sustainable development – certificate and $50

Society for In Vitro Biology

Most outstanding exhibit in plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture – certificate and $50

Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Best project in conserving water quality, water resource management, protection, treatment, or waste treatment – certificate and invitation to participate in Stockholm Junior Water Prize State Competition

U.S. Air Force

Most outstanding projects – certificate and tangible award

U.S. Metric Association

Project displaying the best use of the International System of Units – certificate and $50

U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps

Most outstanding projects – certificate and ONR medallion

Yale Science and Engineering Association Award

Best project by an 11th grade student in computer science, chemistry, engineering, or physics – certificate, medallion, and $50

Biological and Life Sciences Award (first place)

Most outstanding exhibit in Biological and Life Sciences – $250 cash award to winner, certificate, gold medal, and invitation to compete in Indiana Science & Engineering Fair. Their teacher will receive a $100 cash award.

Physical Sciences, Mathematics ,and Computers Award (first place)

Most outstanding exhibit in Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computers – $250 cash award to winner, certificate, gold medal, and invitation to compete in Indiana Science & Engineering Fair. Their teacher will receive a $100 cash award.

Second Place

$75, certificate and silver medal, invitation to compete in Indiana Science & Engineering Fair

Third Place

$50, certificate and bronze medal

Honorable Mentions

$25, certificate and congratulatory medal

ASM Materials Education Foundation

Best materials engineering project – certificate, medallion

Association for Women Geoscientists

Female student, innovativeness, and scientific excellence in the geosciences – certificate and $25

Environmental Sciences Award

Most outstanding research in environmental sciences – certificate and $25

Most Promising Young Scholar Award

Best projects demonstrating new ideas, innovativeness, or creativity – certificate, congratulatory science medal, and $25

David W. & Maxine Ford STEM Award

Outstanding project in STEM – certificate, poster, and $100

Purdue University School of Agriculture

Best project relating to agriculture, food, or natural resources – certificate and $25

U.S. Air Force

Most outstanding projects – certificate and tangible award

U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps

Most outstanding projects – certificate and ONR medallion