OrganizationAwardEligibilityDescription
American Meteorological Society
(4) Certificates
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Best projects in atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences
American Psychological Association
(1) Certificate
Winners must be grades 9-12 and entered in the Behavioral & Social Sciences category
Projects demonstrating outstanding research in psychology
ASM Materials Education Foundation
(1) Certificate and Ribbon
1st Place Materials Science Category
The best materials engineering project.
Association for Women Geoscientists
(2) Certificates
Female students in geosciences
Projects with scientific excellence in geosciences
Austin Energy Best of Fair
Trophies for 6 projects
Selected from Senior Division First Place winners
Judged to be the overall six best projects. Students advance to the virtual Regeneron ISEF in May 2021
Austin Energy Renewable Energy Innovation Award
(2) Trophies
1 Senior Division, 1 Junior Division
The project that best demonstrates the use of renewable/alternative energy; an energy source that is replenished at least as fast as it is used. Renewable/alternative energy includes, but is not limited to, solar, wind, biomass and hydropower
Austin Energy Science, Math & Engineering Scholarship
(3) $1000 Tuition and Book Scholarships
Student must be 2021 Texas high school graduate entering an accredited college or university as a full-time freshman in the Fall 2021 seeking a degree.
Outstanding projects in any category.
Austin Geological Society
5-6 Certificates, Invited to present project/exhibit at the AGS technical poster session at the UT-Pickle Research campus, Present their abstract for inclusion in the annual AG
Winners must be in grades 6-12
Outstanding projects in Earth Science and Environmental categories
BioAustin
(3) Certificates
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Best projects in Medical / Life Sciences
Broadcom MASTERS SSP
Certificate and chance to win trip to Washington D.C. for Broadcom Masters National Science Competition
51 Junior Division Nominees. Winners must be in grades 6-8
1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category in the Junior Division.
City of Austin Watershed Protection -Watershed Detectives Award
(1) Trophy
1 Junior Division
Best project on water quality, including projects that focus on reducing the impact of flooding, erosion, or pollution of fresh water resources.
City of Austin Watershed Protection -Hydrofiles Award
(1) Trophy
1 Senior Division
Best project on water quality, including projects that focus on reducing the impact of flooding, erosion, or pollution of fresh water resources.
City of Austin, Office of Sustainability Climate Protection Innovation Award
(2) Trophies
1 Senior Division, 1 Junior Division
Project that is exemplary in addressing issues dealing with reduction and/or effect of greenhouse gasses and/or carbon footprint.
Health Physics Society
(2) Awards
1 Senior Division, 1 Junior Division
Special Award to the best Junior or Senior projects pertaining to radiation safety or radiation science
Mu Alpha Theta
(2) Certificates
Winner must be in grade 9-12
Best math-related project in any category; does not have to be in Mathematical Sciences category
NASA EARTH System Science Award
(1) Certificate
Winner must be in grade 9-12
Presented to the student whose project offers the greatest insight into Earths interconnected systems, based on predetermined judging criteria.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(1) Letter, Certificate, and Medal
Winners must be in grades 6-12
Project in any category that emphasizes NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our nation's economic, social and environmental needs
Office of Naval Research
7 Certificates and Medals to Junior Division winners. 5 Certificates, Medals, and Gift Cards to Senior Division winners.
Winners must be in grades 6-12 and U.S. citizens
Exceptional individual projects in any category dealing with naval-relevant science or engineering.
Ricoh American Corporation
(2) Certificates
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Projects in any category whose technological and scientific innovation best reflect the principles of sustainability: balancing economic development with environmental sustainability
U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize
(3) Certificate and Invitation to the State SJWP Competition
3 Senior Division
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) awards young scientists pursing water-related science projects at the high school level. Regional science fair winners are encouraged to submit their projects for the state-level SJWP competition where they can win an all-expense paid trip to the US SJWP competition.
Superintendent Award
(1) Trophy for each participating district
Junior or Senior Division
Participating Superintendents will award one outstanding project from their district.
TAWWA / WEAT Excellence in Water Award
(6) Cash Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place: Senior Division ($100, $75, and $50); Junior Division ($75, $50, and $25)
3 Senior Division, 3 Junior Division
Awards for Outstanding Water Research. We look for projects that target an important challenge in the water environment. The project should have a proposed solution that been tested with results/recommendations directly applicable to solving the problem.
Texas Science and Engineering Fair
1st place winners in each category will advance to the State Competition in College Station
17Junior Division 17 Junior Division
1st place winners in each of the categories.
Texas State University Master of Arts in Technical Communication Science Writing Award
Certificate and gift card for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
3 Senior Division
Outstanding abstract in the Senior Division
Yale Science and Engineering Association
(1) Preliminary Certificate and Medallion
Winner must be in the 11th grade
Outstanding project in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry
Broadcom Masters Foundation - Coding With Commitment Prize
Public Recognition; $250 Dollar Gift Certificate; Raspberry Pi Foundation Official RP 400 Personal Computer Kit
Winners must be in grades 6-8
The prize will be awarded to a student or team participating in any STEM category who combines: 1. STEM Knowledge and 2. Computation/Coding in the project's research, design, or development that 3. Expresses Passion for helping or improving one’s community
The TyrexGroup Young Scientist Job Shadow Award
2-3 hour on-site visits and job shadowing opportunities with Austin area industry leader companies for up to ten students/projects
1st Place Winners/ Senior Division in every category, with 2nd place winners serving as runner-up.
Students will be able to visit a company to talk to professionals in their field of interest about their projects and about the opportunities the field offers.
Innovation WorkSpace Rising Innovator Scholarship Scholarship
(1) $1000 Tuition and Book Scholarship
Winners must be in grades 9-12. No team projects
Project must be independently done by the student with demonstrated knowledge and skills learned. Project should have potential to go into production.
Mann Boys Ecology Scholarship
(1) $1000 Tuition and Book Scholarship
Winners must be in grades 9-12. No team projects
The best individual ecology project. Ecology focus, which is not necessarily environmental, it is usually more of a system approach to research not looking at just one factor of the environment but more the interaction of different factors.
Deere Family Scholarships
(2) $1000 Tuition and Book Scholarship; one in Life Sciences, one in Physical Sciences
Student must be a 2021 Texas high school graduate, entering an accredited college or university as a full-time freshman in the Fall 2021 seeking a degree. Individual projects preferred
Project must be done independently by student, with demonstrated knowledge and skills learned.