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Comprehensive Guide to Scholarships, Awards, and Prizes in STEM Competitions



Welcome to our detailed compilation of scholarships, awards, and prizes offered in various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) competitions around the world. This guide is an invaluable resource for students, educators, and institutions looking to understand the vast array of opportunities available in the realm of STEM education and achievement.


From substantial scholarships that support further education to trophies, medals, and unique experiences, this list encompasses a wide range of recognitions for exceptional talent, innovation, and dedication in STEM fields. Whether you're a budding scientist, a tech enthusiast, a creative engineer, or a math whiz, the rewards and recognitions detailed here aim to celebrate and nurture your passion and skills.


Read on to explore the diverse array of incentives and acknowledgments designed to motivate and support the next generation of STEM leaders.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 10-18

Prize: Scholarships range from $4,000 to $12,000.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Finalists, Honorable Mentions, Junior Scientist, and Constellation Awardees receive P51 Fluorescence Biotechnology Kits ($800 value).


Scientific discipline: physics 

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Awards to top 2 students and schools in each region/division.


Scientific discipline: Computer programming and Computer science

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Destination Imagination International 1st & 2nd Place Team Award: $1000 each; 3rd Place: $500.


Scientific discipline: Mathematics

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Top 8 Submissions: Invitation to Aerial Drone Championship and paid registration fee.


Scientific discipline: Mathematics 

Ages eligible: 18 or younger

Prize: First place prize: all-expenses-paid trip for winning team to experience general aviation manufacturing; second place: two-day STEM Lab Camp.


Scientific discipline: Engineering

Ages eligible: 11-18

Prize: Trophies.


Scientific discipline: Biology

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: 1st Place: $1,000 for student and $1,000 materials grant; 2nd Place: $600 each; 3rd Place: $400 each; Honorable Mentions: $100 prizes.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 18 or younger

Prize: Cash prize and/or medal.


Scientific discipline: informatics

Ages eligible: 6-18

Prize: Up to $10,000.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 11-18

Prize: Scholarships and cash prizes.


Scientific discipline: Science

Ages eligible: 11-15

Prize: $500 UNSW Bookshop voucher for winner; $250 vouchers for runners up.


Scientific discipline: Biology 

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Top ten percent receive gold medals; next twenty percent silver; next thirty percent bronze; sixty percent of IBO participants receive a medal.


Scientific discipline: engineering 

Ages eligible: 11-18

Prize: Winning teams featured online.


Scientific discipline: biotechnology

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Recognition awards for projects in medical, agricultural, and industrial/environmental biotechnology.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: $250,000 Post-secondary scholarship, $50,000 Prize for teacher, $100,000 Breakthrough Science Lab.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-19

Prize: ₹20,000 for One Winner each Category; ₹5,000 for Runner Up; Annual ThinkTac programme subscription.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 45365

Prize: 1st place: USD $3000 Cash; 2nd place: $2000; 3rd place: $1000.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 10-15

Prize: $1500 first prize; $1000 second; $500 third.


Scientific discipline: neuroscience 

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Special award winners receive up to $1,000.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Up to INR 50,000 + Gold medal + Performance certificate awarded.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 5-18

Prize: Best in Category winners: $5,000 each.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 45651

Prize: Honourable Mentions, participation certificates, medals.


Scientific discipline: informatics

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Cash prize.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Full bursary scholarship to UCL Mechanical Engineering; Singapore Grand Prix experience.


Scientific discipline: computer science

Ages eligible: 11-18

Prize: Winning apps displayed in US Capitol Building; House of Representatives website feature; Capitol Hill Reception invitation; waived copyright fees; Congressional App Challenge press release.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 13-18

Prize: First Prize (4 teams): $10,000 U.S. EE Savings Bond each; Second Prize (4 teams): $5,000 Bond each; National Finalists (8 teams): Trip to Washington, DC; Regional Winners (24 teams): Chromebook each; Honorable Mention (~500 teams): Unique prize each; All Participants: Certificate and gift.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 18 or younger 

Prize: Scholarships of $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000 awarded to outstanding students.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Top three scoring teams win a total of $30,000.


Scientific discipline: Science and Engineering

Ages eligible: 11-15

Prize: Recognition.


Scientific discipline: Engineering

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards: $2,500, $1,000, and $500.


Scientific discipline: other

Ages eligible: 14-19

Prize: Nearly $9 million in total awards, prizes, and scholarships.


Scientific discipline: informatics

Ages eligible: 14-19

Prize: Books, magazines, Animal adoption pack, etc.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 21 or younger 

Prize: Finalists in the top ten win awards from $40,000 to $250,000.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 9-19

Prize: First Place team wins $20,000; other Finalists $5,000.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Scholarships.


Scientific discipline: Engineering

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Awards in Machine, Creativity, Innovation, Team Attribute, Submitted, Robot Performance categories; Founder’s and Volunteer of the Year Awards.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 12-18

Prize: Recognition and random $1,000 USD prize drawings.


Scientific discipline: Engineering 

Ages eligible: 18 or younger

Prize: Winning team: $1,500 to build experiment, flight box, spot on NASA-sponsored flight.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Invitations to USAMO and the Canadian Computing Olympiad.


Scientific discipline: Engineering 

Ages eligible: 18 or younger

Prize: IKCC International Coding Diploma.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 11-14

Prize: Top prize at Finals: $7,500 for STEM program, trip to U.S. Space Camp; Second place: $5,000 for STEM program; Third prize: $2,000; 4th and 5th place: $750 each.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Top 300 Junior Innovators: $125 from DoD STEM; Finalists: $500, trip to Washington, DC, chance for additional awards including $25,000 ASCEND Award, $10,000 Broadcom, DoD STEM Talent, Lemelson, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards; First place: $3,500, second place: $2,500 for summer camp, iPad; Finalist Schools: $1,000 for STEM activities.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 12-18

Prize: Top 3 contestants win $180, $120, and $60.


Scientific discipline: healthcare 

Ages eligible: 18-21

Prize: Team awards: 1st Place $20,000, 2nd Place $15,000, 3rd Place $12,500; additional awards for places 4th to 10th and Best First Time Finalist.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 11-13

Prize: Lunar soil simulant package from UCF's CLASS Exolith Laboratory.


Scientific discipline: Mathematics 

Ages eligible: 11-18

Prize: WWDC23 winners receive exclusive outerwear, AirPods Pro, pin set, Apple Developer Program membership.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Winners in five categories receive over $80,000 in scholarships.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: $100 Scholarship.


Scientific discipline: physics 

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and aesthetic award in bridge design; first and second place enter International Contest.


Scientific discipline: Chemistry 

Ages eligible: 20 or younger 

Prize: Alfred Kalfus Founder's Award, Samuel L. Greitzer Award, Individual Tie-Breaker Winner, D. E. Shaw Group Individual High Scorers, Harry and Ruth Ruderman Award, Douglas Cameron Baker Memorial Award, Zachary Sobol Award.


Scientific discipline: Chemistry 

Ages eligible: 12-18

Prize: Achievement certificates, Certificates of Merit for top 40% entrants; perfect score recipients receive a Lapel Pin.


Scientific discipline: informatics

Ages eligible: 7-14

Prize: Scholarship and $9,000 split among team members; $1,000 to school.


Scientific discipline: Mathematics 

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Best 10%-12% receive gold medals, next 20%-22% silver, following 30%-32% bronze; honorable mention for top 70%-71%.


Scientific discipline: Physics 

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Best submission: $5000, featured on NSS website.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 10-18

Prize: TBD.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Each winner receives a $300 scholarship award.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 10-14

Prize: College scholarships totaling $44,000; National Champion: $20,000 Weinert Scholarship; Runner-Up: $7,500.


Scientific discipline: Mathematics 

Ages eligible: 11-14

Prize: Medals for top 3 students in each age division.


Scientific discipline: Mathematics

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Senior, Intermediate, Junior awards: Top Project $500, Finalists $200; Additional Prizes: Visual Display and Outstanding Projects.


Scientific discipline: Mathematics

Ages eligible: 16-18

Prize: Champion: $20,000 team prize; Runner Up: $15,000; Third Place: $10,000; Finalist teams: $5,000.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 13-18

Prize: Imagine Cup champion team wins USD100,000; runners-up win USD50,000; mentorship with Microsoft CEO.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Teams in 4th, 5th, and 6th places receive honorable mentions.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Recognition and Certificates.


Scientific discipline: Computers and information technology

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Awards/scholarships.


Scientific discipline: Art

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: First-place winner gets $2,000 cash.


Scientific discipline: Engineering

Ages eligible: 11-18

Prize: Gold, silver, and bronze medals, plus certificates of merit.


Scientific discipline: Science

Ages eligible: 18 or younger

Prize: Awards might include certificates and one gold medal.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 18 or younger 

Prize: Top two high school teams win all-expenses-paid trips to a National Park.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: US$15,000 scholarship and a blue crystal sculpture awarded to a winner.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 15-18

Prize: TBD.


Scientific discipline: science and technology

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Winner's design turned into an engineering system.


Scientific discipline: Linguistics 

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Recognition awards.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: First Place: $2,500; Second Place: $1,000; Third Place: $500.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Top three middle and high school teams receive trophies, medals, and photos with Department of Energy officials.


Scientific discipline: Mathematics 

Ages eligible: 18 or younger

Prize: Scholarships.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Awards totaling up to $60,000+; opportunity to participate in NM State Science & Engineering Fair.


Scientific discipline: physics 

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Gold, silver, and bronze-level recognition certificates; honorable mentions.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 45520

Prize: First, second, third place winners: $5,000, $3,000, $2,000.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 13-20

Prize: Teams in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each problem and division win a trophy; team members win medals.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 13-20

Prize: Top 16 middle and high schools receive checks for their science departments.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Prizes TBA.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 16-22

Prize: National Winner school gets $130K prize package; National Finalist school $65K package; Semi-finalist school $15K package.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 45644

Prize: First Place: EUR 400; Second Place: EUR 300; Third Place: EUR 200.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Internal Combustion, Battery Electric, Hydrogen Fuel Cell categories: Winner gets US$3,000, Runner-up US$2,000; ceremony invitation.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: First prize A$4000; Second Prize A$3000; Third Prize A$1500.


Scientific discipline: physics 

Ages eligible: all ages

Prize: Entrance awards - SIN Scholarships: $5,000 in year 1, up to $1,000 in years 2-4; book prizes for top 50 participants.


Scientific discipline: Science and engineering

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Cash Prizes & Certificates.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Certificates.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 11-18

Prize: Multiple prize levels; invitation to NSS International Space Development Conference.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-19

Prize: Grand-Prize Student Winners: $3,000 to 529 plan; Runner-Up: $2,000.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: First, second, and third-place winners receive $7,000, $5,000, and $3,500.


Scientific discipline: Mathematics

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Prizes for top scorers on individual tests, power round, and overall top teams.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 15-20

Prize: Finalists receive up to $10,000 in savings bond scholarships.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 11-18

Prize: $100,000 for first place; $50,000 for second; $25,000 for other finalists.


Scientific discipline: informatics

Ages eligible: 13 or older

Prize: Winning apps featured on House.gov, Capitol Hill Reception invitation, waived copyright fees, press release.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 11-18

Prize: Certificates and awards for state and national winners.


Scientific discipline: Engineering

Ages eligible: 9-18

Prize: Prizes may include trophies, plaques, medals, and cash for top teams; additional sponsor prizes.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 11-13

Prize: Savings Bond worth up to $500-$1,000 on purchase date, up to $6,000 at maturity.


Scientific discipline: Psychology 

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: AAN 76th Annual Meeting: Each winner receives $1,000, a certificate, and a presentation opportunity.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 21 or younger 

Prize: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place finalists receive $12,000, $8,000, and $4,000 respectively.


Scientific discipline: informatics

Ages eligible: 11-15

Prize: 1st prize: $150 Voucher each team member; 2nd prize: $100; 3rd prize: $50.


Scientific discipline: Chemistry 

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Nominees and Runners-up receive $150 and $75, respectively.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 9-18

Prize: Trophies.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 14-18

Prize: Winners of the Invitational Round represent the USA and Canada at the International Linguistics Olympiad.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 10-14

Prize: Cash prize and state/national recognition.


Scientific discipline: informatics

Ages eligible: 8-18

Prize: $60,000 in scholarship prizes.


Scientific discipline: all disciplines

Ages eligible: 10-14

Prize: Grand Prize Winner: $25,000, America’s Top Young Scientist title; Top 10 Finalists: $1,000, 3M Scientist mentorship; State Merit Winners: Technology Prize Packs; Honorable Mention: Certificate; Improving Lives Award: $2,000; School with most entries: Special recognition.

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