JSHS recognizes outstanding research presented by students at Regional and National Symposia. The Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force jointly sponsor undergraduate tuition scholarships and cash awards for student finalists in the Regional and National Symposia. Teachers are also recognized for their exceptional contributions to promoting student research. Many university sponsors who host Regional Competitions present scholarships, cash awards, and other prizes. The availability of these additional awards, type of award, and value vary by region.
The following undergraduate tuition scholarship and cash awards are supported by the Tri-Service sponsors. All scholarships are payable upon matriculation to college and upon meeting the JSHS scholarship conditions.
Regional Finalists' Awards
A total of $4,500 in undergraduate tuition scholarships is disbursed by each region.
1st Place receives $2,000
2nd Place receives $1,500
3rd Place receives $1,000
National Competition Awards
In addition to scholarships, the Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force invite the top five finalists from each Regional Symposium to the National JSHS Symposium to present their original research; expenses paid. The 1st and 2nd place regional finalists will present their research in the oral competition to compete for National JSHS scholarships. The 3rd, 4th and 5th place regional finalists will present their research in the poster competition to compete for cash awards.
A total of $192,000 in undergraduate tuition scholarships is presented to the top three finalists in the National Symposium research paper oral competition in each of the subject categories.
Each of the 1st Place finalists receives $12,000
Each of the 2nd Place finalists receives $8,000
Each of the 3rd Place finalists receives $4,000
Schedule and Deadlines
Eligible high school students are invited to apply to the JSHS Regional Symposium in their area. Application deadlines vary by region with regional symposia held as early as January through April 1. Students and teachers are strongly encouraged to contact the region by October 15 to confirm the application deadline.