JSHS Scholarships & Awards

JSHS recognizes outstanding research presented by students at Regional and National Symposia. The Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force jointly sponsor undergraduate tuition scholarships and cash awards for student finalists in the Regional and National Symposia. Teachers are also recognized for their exceptional contributions to promoting student research. Many university sponsors who host Regional Competitions present scholarships, cash awards, and other prizes. The availability of these additional awards, type of award, and value vary by region.

The following undergraduate tuition scholarship and cash awards are supported by the Tri-Service sponsors. All scholarships are payable upon matriculation to college and upon meeting the JSHS scholarship conditions.

First place oral presenters at the 54th National JSHS in Dayton, OH.

Regional Finalists’ Awards

A total of $4,500 in undergraduate tuition scholarships is disbursed by each region.

  • 1st Place receives $2,000
  • 2nd Place receives $1,500
  • 3rd Place receives $1,000

National Competition Awards

In addition to scholarships, the Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force invite the top five finalists from each Regional Symposium to the National JSHS Symposium to present their original research; expenses paid. The 1st and 2nd place regional finalists will present their research in the oral competition to compete for National JSHS scholarships. The 3rd, 4th and 5th place regional finalists will present their research in the poster competition to compete for cash awards.

National Finalists

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. [link to: Competition 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

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

Regional Teacher Awards

JSHS honors individual teachers and their schools’ contributions to advancing student participation in STEM research. Each Regional Symposium presents a $500 cash award to a dedicated educator.

Get Started

To get started, find your regional competition and read through our Rules of Competition.