The Awards Ceremony is a formal occasion to honor the students and teams for their accomplishments. Teams are encouraged to stay for the entire ceremony as several awards are presented beyond the event medals and team trophies.
Teams are expected to dress appropriately in "Sunday best" or dressy clothes. The awards ceremony has a very different and more formal tone than the Opening Ceremony. Students with inappropriate attire may not be allowed on the stage to receive their awards. Inappropriate attire might include hats, spray-painted hair, costumes, etc.
We are making every effort to seat all the students and at least two coaches from each team together for both the Opening and Awards Ceremony. This will depend upon a reasonable number of students for each team. All others must sit in open seating and no other arrangements will be made for reserved seating. Team seating assignments will be posted on the website and distributed to the coaches at registration. Members traveling with teams are not allowed to sit in designated VIP areas.
- Wright State University Scholarships
Wright State University is pleased to offer scholarships to student winners of the Science Olympiad National Tournament 2013. All official members of the first place team in Division B and Division C will receive a scholarship equal to the current value of in-state tuition, renewable for four years. This is a total value of $34,250. In both divisions, the University will also award $2,500 scholarships to the first place winners of each individual event.
Winners must meet regular admission criteria and be accepted to Wright State University in order to receive the scholarship for enrollment. Once enrolled at Wright State, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, earn 30 credit hours annually, and complete a designated number of volunteer hours at the Dayton Regional Stem School in order to be eligible for scholarship renewal.
A student may only receive one National Science Olympiad Scholarship from Wright State, even if he or she wins multiple events. Students who win an individual event and are on a winning team will receive the higher scholarship amount. Students may not be eligible for additional APS scholarships upon admission to Wright State University. However, they may be eligible for Honors and other applicable scholarships. Students who intend to participate in NCAA Division I athletics at Wright State University may not be eligible to receive the National Science Olympiad Scholarship due to NCAA regulations that govern scholarship awards.
Throughout the Awards Ceremony, several awards will be presented, including:
- Medals will be presented to the top six teams in each individual event.
- Trophies will be presented to the overall top 10 teams.
- The Spirit Award will be presented to the team that has exhibited exceptional spirit and courtesy throughout the entire tournament.
- Coaches Scholarships will be awarded to the Science Olympiad Summer Institute.