WJSHS WINNERS ON MARCH 7 - 8

Congratulations!  You are now ready to engage in the 51st National JSHS event, to take place on May 1 - 5, 2013, at the Wright Patterson AFB, in Ohio. 

INFORMATION ABOUT WASHINGTON JSHS AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of each student who is invited to give an Oral Presentation at the WJSHS to also commit to giving their presentation at the National JSHS, May 1-5, 2013, in Ohio (should they be selected as a WA Region Winner).

If a student places in the top 2 in the WJSHS Oral Competition, they have the opportunity and responsibility to present at the National competition. If the student is not able to present at the National JSHS, their place and their scholarship awards will be given to the student who replaces them for National competition.

As a result of this policy, the certificates of scholarships won at WJSHS will be presented to each winning student at the National JSHS competition in May.

The Regional JSHS scholarships for winners among the Oral Presenters at the Regional Symposium will be $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place winners.

In addition, the top 3 Oral Presentation winners at the Regional Symposium will receive scholarships from Seattle Pacific University in the amounts of $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place winners.  These scholarships are only valid if the student winner, after graduation from high school, actually applies for admission and is enrolled as a full-time student at Seattle Pacific University.

The teacher of the first place winner will receive a certificate and an award for $500 (to be mailed to the teacher's home address following the National completition in May).

NATIONAL JSHS STUDENT PARTICIPATION

The first- and second-place WJSHS Oral Presentation winners will get to present their research orally at the National Symposium and compete for scholarships. The first and second place finalists at the Regional level will be competing on an equal footing at the National Symposium. 

The third-place WJSHS Oral Presentation winner will be invited to present his or her research in a non-competitive poster session at the National Symposium. Student attendees at the National Symposium will select 10 top-place finishers and a "student’s choice" winner of the poster session. Large medallion ribbons will be awarded with no cash prizes.

The fourth- and fifth- place WJSHS Oral Presentation winners will also get to attend the National Symposium.

The first-place winner among the WJSHS Poster Presenters may also get to attend the National Symposium, if the National JSHS Office supports this as they have in the past.

INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL JSHS AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Recent clarification about competition eligibility: 

A student of any nationality may compete (and win) at the regional level, and therefore be eligible to attend the National Symposium as a winner of the regional symposium.  However, only citizens or permanent residents of the United States and its territories are eligible to compete at the National Symposium. 

Recent clarification about scholarship eligibility: 

Similarly, government-sponsored scholarships can be awarded only to citizens or permanent residents of the United States and its territories. 

Awards and Scholarships given to the National finalists in Six Science Categories:

Six first place scholarships will be given to the top presenters in each science category in the amount of $12,000 each.  In addition, each of the first place winners will be provided with an expense-paid trip to the London International Youth Science Forum, an exchange program bringing together over 400 participant from 60 nations.

Six second place scholarships will be given to the runner up in each science category in the amount of $8,000 each.  These runners up will be the alternates for the London International Youth Science Forum, should the first place winner be unable to attend.

Six third place scholarships will be given to the 3rd place competitors in each science category in the amount of $4,000 each.

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE NATIONAL JSHS SYMPOSIUM

BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE WASHINGTON JSHS SYMPOSIUM (on Friday, March 8):

YOU MUST PROVIDE US WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION on a special form provided by the Director:

Name, home address, social security number, cell phone number, home phone number, and most convenient airport for you.  We need this information to preregister you for the National Symposium, make travel reservations, and arrange for your scholarship(s), if any. 

YOU NEED TO CONFIRM THAT YOU WILL ATTEND THE NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE NATIONAL PRE-REGISTRATION WORKSHEET PROVIDED BY THE REGION DIRECTOR AND RETURNED TO THE DIRECTOR WHILE AT WJSHS - DUE BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE SYMPOSIUM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013.

AFTER the student turns in his/her completed National Pre-Registration Worksheet, the Region Director will provide a NJSH Student Delegate Packet of instructions.  

FOLLOWING THE WJSHS, the Director will transfer your information to the National website and set up your preregistration there by March 15.  Once you have been preregistered by the Director, you will be provided with your own personal ID number, so that you can complete your registration online.  You must complete your online registration after March 20, but before April 1.

Information about the National Symposium is posted here.  In particular, after we preregister you, you will be contacted by a special travel agent for the National JSHS, who will make reservations for everyone in the Washington State delegation.

Finally, on the National Symposium website, You will need to take care of following details -- by April 1, 2013:

IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE TWO STUDENT PRESENTERS, YOU NEED TO UPLOAD YOUR ABSTRACT, STATEMENT OF OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE, AND PAPER AS WELL AS DOWNLOAD, SIGN, AND MAIL THE CONSENT FORM at this website.

OR

IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE OTHER STUDENT ATTENDEES, YOU NEED TO UPLOAD YOUR ABSTRACT AS WELL AS DOWNLOAD, SIGN, AND MAIL THE CONSENT FORM.

If you have any questions, please email Ray Myers at: remyers@spu.edu