Rewards of Science – Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

Over the last few weeks, the Rewards of Science series has brought to you many prestigious, and rewarding Science based awards, that give scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 for students who excel in Science. We discussed about Intel Science Talent Search (STS), Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology, Google Science Fair and Davidson Fellows Scholarships in the past posts. If you missed any of them, click on Science Saturdays tag on the blog and you will find all of them.

In this week’s Science Saturdays post, we present you another rewarding science program, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). JSHS Program promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. By connecting talented students, their teachers, and research professionals at affiliated symposia and by rewarding research excellence, JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.

JSHS regional symposia are organized every year at 48 universities around United States, culminating in a National Symposium in May. Scholarships are awarded at both regional and national symposia for outstanding students. For additional details on the scholarships and other information, please visit JSHS website:

If you are not a high school student, you might be wondering how would these programs benefit you. When we speak to the winners and participants in any of the above programs, it becomes obvious that the seeds of excellence are planted at elementary and middle school levels, although the fruits are only visible when one reaches high school and beyond.

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