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 76th Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, California. 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: $2,500 per person.
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.
The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation is honoring three students whose research is related to aviation and physics by offering them an $8333 unrestricted scholarship. The winners will be awarded just over $2000 per year, for four years, pending maintenance of full-time status and good academic standing.
The Community College of Philadelphia Summer Advance College Experience (ACE) Scholarship is presented to two current eighth graders and two ninth or tenth graders. Students will receive a scholarship for one Summer ACE course at CCP, including tuition and the cost of the required textbook(s). The ACE program offers a cross-section of intensive courses and includes a full semester of college-level course material over five weeks in July and August. Students that earn a “C” or better will receive college credit from the Community College of Philadelphia. The scholarship must be used within two years of receiving the award and will be null and void once the student graduates from high school.
The Delaware Valley University award is offered to high school seniors and juniors competing in the Delaware Valley Science Fairs. The $2000 DelVal Mission Scholarship will be awarded to juniors and seniors placing first in their categories at the Delaware Valley Science Fairs. A $1000 DelVal Mission Scholarship will be awarded to juniors and seniors that earn second place, third place or honorable mention in the category. These scholarships are renewable for four years as long as the student remains in good academic standing and are in addition to any academic scholarship for which a student may qualify upon admission. In order to be eligible to claim the DelVal Mission Scholarship described above, the high school student must be in good academic standing and enroll at the Delaware Valley University as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall semester immediately following the winner’s high school graduation.
Harrisburg University of Science & Technology The Science and Technology Scholar Award will cover up to $1,500 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: Admissions@HarrisburgU.edu.
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: $30,675.00.
List of awards presented at DVSF 2023 [PDF].