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Science Olympiad 2017

Scholarships

Wright State University Scholarships

Wright State University is pleased to offer scholarships to student winners of the Science Olympiad National Tournament 2017. All official
members of the first-place team in Division B and Division C will receive a $2,500 scholarship, renewable for four years. This scholarship
is stackable on top of other academic merit scholarships earned upon admission to Wright State University. In both divisions, the university will also award $1,000 scholarships to the first-place winners of each individual event. This scholarship is also stackable on top of other academic merit scholarships earned upon admission to Wright State.

Winners must meet regular admission criteria and be accepted to Wright State 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 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 be eligible for University Honors Program and other applicable scholarships.

Students who intend to participate in NCAA Division I athletics at Wright State may not be eligible to receive the National Science Olympiad Scholarship due to NCAA regulations that govern scholarship awards.

Science Olympiad National Tournament Prize and Awards

Special Prizes to be presented during the Awards Ceremonies

Science Olympiad Spirit Awards (Divisions B and C): The Science Olympiad Spirit Awards are among the highest honors given to teams, and recognize students and coaches that have a positive attitude, exemplify teamwork, have respect for the rules and their fellow competitors, and exhibit sportsmanlike conduct. One Division B team and Division C team each will be presented with $2,000 checks to be used toward furthering the school’s Science Olympiad program. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

Coaching Excellence Awards (Divisions B and C): Two middle school and two high school coaches will be selected from a pool of eligible applicants to receive expenses-paid trips to the Science Olympiad Summer Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 17-21, 2017, at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. (Valued at $2,000 each; registration, hotel, workshops, and meals covered; travel voucher included). Eligibility forms will be in each coach registration packet (head faculty coach only). Sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

DuPont Team Enterprise Award (Divisions B and C): 33-year Science Olympiad partner DuPont will present this annual trophy for the best overall performance by a team (outside of the top 10) that had not attended the previous year’s National Tournament. This award will recognize a breakthrough performance by a team exhibiting the hard work required to not only make it to the national competition, but to succeed at a high level. PJ Simon will announce the winners at the Awards Ceremonies on behalf of DuPont. Sponsored by DuPont.

ACE Hardware and Hardware Science: Will conduct “Search for the Next Hardware Science Star” live video auditions on Friday, May 19, in the Student Union. One student winner and a guardian will receive an expenses-paid trip to Chicago in late August 2017 to star in a Hardware Science video and $500 for their Science Olympiad team. Five other winners will receive $250 each for their Science Olympiad teams. Bose Speaker systems for all!

Ward’s Science: Will provide six $500 gift certificates (one each) to the top three winning teams (first, second, and third place overall) in each Division B and C at the 2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament. Sponsored by Ward’s Science, official kit partner of Science Olympiad.

Individual Event Awards

Anatomy and Physiology (Division C): Each student on the winning Anatomy and Physiology team plus one teacher/coach will be awarded an expenses-paid trip (includes travel, lodging, meals, and registration) to Neuroscience 2017, the industry's top gathering of neuroscience professionals in Washington, D.C., November 11-15, 2017. The two students and a coach will be treated to special sessions and meetings with mentors. National Event Supervisor Patty Palmietto will present the winning team with a crystal trophy and prize package. Sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience, National Event Sponsor for Anatomy & Physiology.

Chem Lab (Division C): The winning students and coach for Chem Lab will be presented with a voucher for a $1,000 Texas Instruments Data Collection Prize Package on stage which includes: five TI-Nspire CX Handhelds (two for the students), one TI-Nspire Lab Cradle, one CBR2 Motion Detector, one light sensor, one voltage sensor and one temperature sensor. Sponsored by Texas Instruments.

Disease Detectives (Division C only): Each student on the winning Disease Detectives team plus two teachers/coaches will receive an expenses-paid (airfare, lodging, and per diem) trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. (Date TBD) Dianna Carroll of the CDC will give the award on stage at the closing ceremony. Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control, National Event Sponsor for Disease Detectives.

Electric Vehicle (Division C): Each of the two students on the winning Electric Vehicle team will receive a $1,500 scholarship to the college of their choice, redeemable upon graduation from high school. A Lockheed Martin representative will give this award on stage at the closing ceremony. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin, National Event Sponsor for Electric Vehicle.

Forensics (Division C): The winning students and coach for Forensics will be presented with a voucher for a $1,000 Texas Instruments Data Collection Prize Package on stage which includes: five TI-Nspire CX Handhelds (two for the students), one TI-Nspire Lab Cradle, one CBR2 Motion Detector, one light sensor, one voltage sensor and one temperature sensor. Sponsored by Texas Instruments.

Helicopters (Division C): Each of the two students on the winning Helicopters team will receive a $500 scholarship to the college of their choice, redeemable upon graduation from high school. Tom Sanders from the Academy of Model Aeronautics will give this award on stage at the closing ceremony. Sponsored by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, National Event Sponsor for Helicopters.

Invasive Species (Division C): Each of the two students on the winning Invasive Species team will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice, redeemable upon graduation from high school. Franklin Allaire, National Event Supervisor, will award the prize on stage at the closing ceremony. Sponsored by Orkin.

Meteorology (Division B only): The winning students and up to two teachers or coaches will be invited to their local National Weather Service Forecast Office to meet with the staff, and receive a facility tour. The winning team will also receive a prize package containing NOAA resources to be shipped to their school. Jeannine Montgomery of the NOAA Office of Education will award the prize on stage at the closing ceremony. Sponsored by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Microbe Mission (Division B only): The winning students and coach for Microbe Mission will be presented with a voucher for a $1,000 Texas Instruments Data Collection Prize Package which includes: five TI-Nspire CX Handhelds (two for the students), one TI-Nspire Lab Cradle, one CBR2 Motion Detector, one light sensor, one voltage sensor and one temperature sensor. Sponsored by Texas Instruments.

Microbe Mission (Division C): Each of the two students on the winning Microbe Mission team will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice, redeemable upon graduation from high school. PJ Simon of DuPont will award the prize on stage at the closing ceremony. Sponsored by DuPont and DuPont Pioneer.

Remote Sensing (Division C): Each winning team member will receive a prize package containing NOAA resources to be shipped to their school. Sponsored by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Robot Arm (Division C): Each of the two students on the winning Robot Arm team will receive a $1,500 scholarship to the college of their choice, redeemable upon graduation from high school. A Lockheed Martin representative will give this award on stage at the closing ceremony. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin, National Event Sponsor for Robot Arm.

Rocks and Minerals (Division C): Each of the two students on the winning Rocks and Minerals team will receive the $2,000 Mark Van Hecke Memorial Scholarship to the college of their choice, redeemable upon graduation from high school. Karen Lancour and Bonnie Van Hecke will present this award on stage at the closingceremony. Sponsored by Science Olympiad, Inc.

Towers (Division C only): Each of the two students on the winning Towers team will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice, redeemable upon graduation from high school. Presented by David Sena of ArcelorMittal, National Event Sponsor for Towers.

MAKE Magazine will give one-year subscriptions valued at $80/each to the gold medal winners in the following events: Division B–Bottle Rocket, Experimental Design, Hovercraft, Mission Possible, Scrambler, Towers, Write It Do It. Division C–Experimental Design, Electric Vehicle, Helicopters, Hovercraft, Robot Arm, Towers, Write It Do It. Letters or a digital sign-up will be sent to coaches via email after the tournament that will allow students to redeem the subscriptions.