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American Rocketry Challenge


Scholarship Value: $20,000
Awards Available: 10

The American Rocketry Challenge is the world's largest rocket contest with nearly 5,000 students nationwide competing each year. The contest gives middle and high school students the opportunity to design, build and launch model rockets and hands-on experience solving engineering problems.

Teams that qualify for the American Rocketry Challenge National Finals in May have the chance to win a part of over $100,000 in prizes! The top 25 teams each year receive an invitation to compete in NASA's Student Launch Initiative. The top team from the National Finals goes on to represent the United States in the International Rocketry Challenge, hosted this year at the Paris Air Show in Paris, France.

Prizes and Awards

Teams that qualify for the American Rocketry Challenge National Finals in May have the chance to win a part of over $100,000 in prizes!

GRAND PRIZE

A big trophy, $20,000 for your team, $1,000 for your school, and the chance to represent the United States on the international stage.

The winning team receives an all-expense paid trip to represent the United States in the International Rocketry Challenge, hosted at the Farnborough International Air Show in 2020. At the IRC, you have the chance to take on the United Kingdom, Japan and France.

Cash Prizes

2nd Place : $15,000.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school

3rd Place: $12,500.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school

4th Place: $10,000.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school

5th Place: $7,500.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school

6th Place: $5,000.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school

7th Place: $5,000.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school

8th Place: $5,000.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school

9th Place: $5,000.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school

10th Place: $5,000.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school


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