Awards and Scholarships

The sponsors of the Delaware Valley Science Fairs (DVSF) provide several kinds of awards to student winners. These awards are intended to demonstrate the high value sponsors place on achievement by middle and high school students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - STEM

All-Expense-Paid Travel to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Winners of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade Fairs will receive all-expense-paid trips to the 73rd Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Atlanta, Georgia from May 8 -13, 2022. Medal Winners are selected from the 13 First Place category winners from each grade (9-12). The Medal Winners will compete at ISEF representing DVSF. Selected teachers will also receive all-expense-paid trips to the ISEF.
Approximate Value: $1,500 per person.

Category Awards

Each of the first place winners in the five Delaware Valley Science Fairs fourteen categories of the competition will receive $100, second place winners will receive $75 and third place winners will receive $50 along with their medal and certificate. 
Approximate Value: $15,300.


Drexel University will offer 5 partial tuition scholarships valued at $8,000 per year to students in the 11th Grade Fair for use at Drexel University when the student enrolls and is renewable for up to five years pending maintenance of a 3.0 grade point average and full-time status. All scholarships go into effect upon the recipients meeting university admissions criteria.
Approximate Value: $200,000.

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia will award scholarships to first, second and third place winners in the 2019 - 11th grade Fair. Scholarships are to be allocated toward tuition only and become effective upon enrollment as a first year undergraduate or first-professional student at the University of the Sciences. Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided the recipient is enrolled as a full time undergraduate or first professional student in good academic standing with the University. The awards will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st Place Winners - $9,250 per year

  • 2nd Place Winners - $7,500 per year

  • 3rd Place Winners - $6,250 per year

Approximate Value: $1,270,000.

The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation offers an $8,000 unrestricted scholarship to a 12th grader with a project related to aviation. The student will be awarded a $2,000 per year, for 4 years pending maintenance of full-time status.

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology The Science and Technology Scholar Award will cover up to $15,000 for four (4) Academic Years at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. This award is given to high school seniors and juniors participating in DVSF. The university requires recipients to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the start of the academic year, and complete any state grant applications by their deadlines. Once we have received the FAFSA data, we will provide recipients with a complete financial aid package that details their overall aid eligibility, including the scholarship as well as any state and federal grants for which they qualify. This award is not transferable and nor is it stackable with any other scholarship from Harrisburg University. Questions can go to:

Special Awards

DVSF partners with area Professional Societies and Organizations. Many of whom give additional special awards to select students whose projects reflect the mission and goals of the societies and organizations.
Approximate Value: $32,725.00.
List of awards presented at DVSF 2019 [PDF].