Young Scientists Offered Chance at $25K Education Award

Private Funder: Discovery Education; Opportunity: Young Scientist Challenge (2016); Funding Focus: Education, environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Students, grades 5-8; Funding: Award up to $25,000; Deadline: April 20.

Summary: Students apply via a one-to-two minute video describing a new, innovative solution that could solve an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills. In the fall, 10 finalists will receive a trip to St. Paul, MN, during which they will present their completed “innovation” to a panel of judges.  In addition, they will compete in a series of scored scientific challenges during the live event. Finalists will be judged on their scientific problem solving, innovation and ingenuity, and communication skills. The highest scoring finalist earns the title America’s Top Young Scientist and wins $25,000.


About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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