JSHS Scholarship Eligibility and Rules
The Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force support the outstanding achievements of students in STEM research through undergraduate tuition scholarships. JSHS regional and national student researchers qualify for JSHS scholarships as a result of STEM research paper competitions hosted at regional and national levels. Qualifying students must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and be enrolled full-time in an accredited institution. Scholarship funds may be used to cover tuition and tuition-related materials, such as, but not limited to, summer tuition, books, supplies, laboratory fees and related materials. Scholarship funds are not authorized for the purchase of personal computers or software. All scholarship payments are made directly to the student’s college of enrollment and will be paid on or before August 1, to be applied to the upcoming academic year.
JSHS scholarship recipients who attend service academies receive full tuition through the U.S. Government. Therefore, the JSHS scholarship is not available to support tuition costs. Other legitimate expenses (listed above) may be supported through the JSHS scholarship. Students who attend service academies should submit a written request to the JSHS National Office at the National Science Teachers Association that details these legitimate expenses.
For JSHS scholarship award recipients whose awards are disbursed over multiple years, students must maintain a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and declare a major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or a related field.
Total scholarship awards available through JSHS are capped at a maximum of $30,000 per individual student winner.
JSHS Scholarship Payment Schedules
JSHS scholarship awards are undergraduate tuition scholarships which are paid upon the award recipient’s matriculation to college.
- Regional Scholarship Awards
The Regional Scholarship Awards presented to the top three finalists at each Regional Symposium are paid in full on or before August 1, beginning in the students’ first year of college enrollment. Payments must be made directly to the college and may not be paid to the students.
- National Scholarship Awards
The National Scholarship Awards are presented to the top three finalists of the oral presentations in each of the subject categories of competition. Scholarships are paid in four equal installments over four years of the student’s college career. Each installment will be paid on or before August 1, beginning in the student’s first year of college enrollment. Payments must be made directly to the college and may not be paid to the student.
- Multiple Scholarship Awards
For students who receive JSHS Regional and National awards in the same year or in multiple years, scholarship payments will be added and disbursed following the above payment schedule. The total of all Regional scholarships will be paid in full beginning in the student’s first year of college enrollment. The total of all National scholarships will be paid out in four equal installments over four years.
Claim a JSHS Scholarship Award
To claim a JSHS Regional or National Scholarship award, students must complete a JSHS Scholarship Award Form and submit it to the JSHS Scholarship Program at the National Office, the National Science Teachers Association. Even if the award recipient is not enrolling in college in the year in which the award is won, the student must still complete and submit an award form with all applicable information to establish a scholarship account. The scholarship award will be held for a maximum of four years from the time of the award.
For National Scholarship award recipients whose awards are disbursed over multiple years, a year-end transcript must be provided after each year of college to show a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Also, when a major of study is declared, the student must provide college or university documentation which clearly states the student’s intended major.
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