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Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is looking to award exceptional student inventors across the country. Teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students from any college or university in the United States who have significant inventions are invited to join the contest.

The inventions must represent one of the important sectors of the economy including healthcare, transportation and mobility, food/water and agriculture, and consumer devices. It also serves as the prize categories.

The contest is divided into two prize types. To be eligible, undergraduate teams must be comprised of two to five students, with the majority of the team members being undergraduate students. They must have a tested prototype of one invention that applies to one of the prize categories.

Individual graduate students can also join. They must have tested prototypes of at least two inventions applicable to one of the prize categories.

Interested applicants must also be a known inspiration to youth for their creativity, outreach, or mentoring activities. It is also important to take note of the sustainability of their inventions.

Eligible applicants will need to complete an initial application which consists of the prize type, category, biographical information, invention description, resume, and slide deck presentation. Those who met the initial application criteria will receive an email to submit the next requirements for category application.

Winners from each category will each receive cash prizes, a national media campaign and exposure to investment and business communities, and a trip to MIT for an award celebration.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in SEPTEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $10,000 to $15,000.

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