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Google Science Fair Scholarship

Google Science Fair Scholarship

The Google Science Fair scholarship is open to students around the world age 13 through 18. Students enter by creating a science fair project for a chance to be one of three scholarship winners.

Students must create a science project that will change the world. It must be a project that represents a topic they care about. Students must first sign up for a Google account and then register for the competition. They may work alone or in teams; all work but be original ideas submitted by students. Parental consent is required.

Entry categories include computer science and math, earth and environmental sciences, behavioral and social sciences, flora and fauna, energy and space, inventions and innovation, physics, biology, chemistry, food science, and electricity and electronics. All entries must be either a video or a presentation. Three winners are chosen. The grand prize winner will receive a National Geographic expedition to the Galapagos Islands and a scholarship. Two finalists will each receive a scholarship.

The contest is offered by Google, a multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. The company was founded by two Ph.D. Stanford University students in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MAY of each year, and the award amount is usually $25,000 - $50,000.

For more details, visit www.googlesciencefair.com