OrganizationAwardEligibilityDescription
American Meteorological Society
(4) Certificates
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Best projects in atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences
American Psychological Association
(2) Certificate
Winners must be grades 9-12 and entered in the Behavioral & Social Sciences category
Projects demonstrating outstanding research in psychology
Association for Women Geoscientists
(3) Certificates
Female students in geosciences
Projects with scientific excellence in geosciences
Austin Energy Best of Fair
Trophies for 7 projects
Selected from Senior Division First Place winners
Judged to be the overall six best projects. Students advance to the virtual Regeneron ISEF in May 2023
Austin Energy Renewable Energy Innovation Award
(2) Trophies
1 Senior Division, 1 Junior Division
The project that best demonstrates the use of renewable/alternative energy; an energy source that is replenished at least as fast as it is used. Renewable/alternative energy includes, but is not limited to, solar, wind, biomass and hydropower
Austin Energy Science, Math & Engineering Scholarship
(3) $1000 Tuition and Book Scholarships
Student must be 2023 Texas high school graduate entering an accredited college or university as a full-time freshman in the Fall 2023 seeking a degree.
Outstanding projects in any category.
Austin Geological Society
5-6 Certificates, Invited to present project/exhibit at the AGS technical poster session at the UT-Pickle Research campus, Present their abstract for inclusion in the annual AG
Winners must be in grades 6-12
Outstanding projects in Earth Science and Environmental categories
BioAustin
(3) Certificates
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Best projects in Medical / Life Sciences
Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge SSP
Certificate and chance to win trip to Washington D.C. for Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge Competition
36 Junior Division Nominees. Winners must be in grades 6-8
1st and 2nd place in each category in the Junior Division.
City of Austin Watershed Protection -Watershed Detectives Award
(1) Trophy
1 Junior Division
Best project on water quality, including projects that focus on reducing the impact of flooding, erosion, or pollution of fresh water resources.
City of Austin Watershed Protection -Hydrofiles Award
(1) Trophy
1 Senior Division
Best project on water quality, including projects that focus on reducing the impact of flooding, erosion, or pollution of fresh water resources.
City of Austin, Office of Sustainability Climate Protection Innovation Award
(2) Trophies
1 Senior Division, 1 Junior Division
Project that is exemplary in addressing issues dealing with reduction and/or effect of greenhouse gasses and/or carbon footprint.
Health Physics Society
(2) Awards
1 Senior Division, 1 Junior Division
Special Award to the best Junior or Senior projects pertaining to radiation safety or radiation science
NASA EARTH System Science Award
(3) Certificates and Invitation to a Webinar with NASA Scientist
Winner must be in grade 9-12
Presented to the student whose project offers the greatest insight into Earths interconnected systems, based on predetermined judging criteria.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(1) Letter, Certificate, and Medal
Winners must be in grades 6-12
Project in any category that emphasizes NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our nation's economic, social and environmental needs
Office of Naval Research
7 Certificates and Medals to Junior Division winners. 5 Certificates, Medals, and Gift Cards to Senior Division winners.
Winners must be in grades 6-12 and U.S. citizens
Exceptional individual projects in any category dealing with naval-relevant science or engineering.
Ricoh American Corporation
(3) Certificates
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Projects in any category whose technological and scientific innovation best reflect the principles of sustainability: balancing economic development with environmental sustainability
South By Southwest Edu (SXSWedu)
Invitation to present your project at SXSW EDU Learning Expo Wednesday, March 11 from 2-4pm at the Austin Convention Center
Senior Division only; by invitation
 
U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize
(3) Certificate and Invitation to the State SJWP Competition
3 Senior Division
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) awards young scientists pursing water-related science projects at the high school level. Regional science fair winners are encouraged to submit their projects for the state-level SJWP competition where they can win an all-expense paid trip to the US SJWP competition.
Superintendent Award
(1) Trophy for each participating district
Junior or Senior Division
Participating Superintendents will award one outstanding project from their district.
TAWWA / WEAT Excellence in Water Award
(6) Cash Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place: Senior Division ($100, $75, and $50); Junior Division ($75, $50, and $25)
3 Senior Division, 3 Junior Division
Awards for Outstanding Water Research. We look for projects that target an important challenge in the water environment. The project should have a proposed solution that been tested with results/recommendations directly applicable to solving the problem.
Texas Science and Engineering Fair
1st – 2nd place winners in each category will advance to the State Competition in College Station
36 Junior Division, 36 Senior Division
1st – 2nd place winners in each of the categories.
Texas State University Master of Arts in Technical Communication Science Writing Award
Certificate and gift card for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
3 Senior Division
Outstanding abstract in the Senior Division
U.S. Air Force
(8) Certificates; backpacks w USB accessories
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Exceptional projects in any category dealing with Air Force-relevant science or engineering.
Yale Science and Engineering Association
(1) Preliminary Certificate and Medallion
Winner must be in the 11th grade
Outstanding project in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry
Broadcom - Coding With Commitment Prize
Public recognition, a $250 Gift Card and a Raspberry Pi Pico kit.
Winners must be in grades 6-8
The prize will be awarded to a student or team participating in any STEM category who combines: 1. STEM Knowledge and 2. Computation/Coding in the project's research, design, or development that 3. Expresses Passion for helping or improving one’s community
Lemelson Early Inventor Prize
Certificate and $100 Prize
Winners must be in grades 6-8
Projects that demonstrate problem-solving, empathy, STEM knowledge, entrepreneurial thinking, critical societal problem solving, and environmentally-responsible thinking.
Innovation WorkSpaces Rising Innovator Scholarship Scholarship
(1) $1000 Tuition and Book Scholarship
Winners must be in grades 9-12. No team projects
Project must be independently done by the student with demonstrated knowledge and skills learned. Project should have potential to go into production.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Certificate and Social Media Toolkit
Students Grades 9-12
this award recognizes an exceptional individual student or team project exhibiting the best potential to make an impact on addressing international development challenges.
Mann Boys Ecology Scholarship
(1) $1000 Tuition and Book Scholarship
Winners must be in grades 9-12. No team projects
The best individual ecology project. Ecology focus, which is not necessarily environmental, it is usually more of a system approach to research not looking at just one factor of the environment but more the interaction of different factors.
Deere Family Scholarships
(2) $1000 Tuition and Book Scholarship; one in Life Sciences, one in Physical Sciences
Student must be a 2023 Texas high school graduate, entering an accredited college or university as a full-time freshman in the Fall 2023 seeking a degree. Individual projects preferred
Project must be done independently by student, with demonstrated knowledge and skills learned.
National Geographic: That’s Geography!–Cultivating Empathy for the Earth Award
(1) Cash award and certificate
Winners must be in grades 9-12
This award will go to project seeking solutions to the Earth’s most pressing challenges, in particular, around oceans, land, wildlife, human history & cultures and humaningenuity.