INFORMATION FOR WINNERS

Congratulations!  You are now ready to engage in the 50th National JSHS event, to take place on May 2 - 6, 2012, in Bethesda, Maryland. 

INFORMATION ABOUT AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

The national 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.

The teacher of the first place winner will receive a certificate and an award for $500.

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 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.

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. 

BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE SYMPOSIUM, 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 16, 2012

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 23.  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 23, 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 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, 2012:

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.

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