AWARDS INFORMATION

WWSEF AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

This list varies yearly and may not match the awards given at the current Fair, but it will give you an idea of what could be available for the entrants.

CATEGORY and DIVISION AWARDS

When entries meet certain standards, gold, silver, bronze and pewter level prizes may be awarded in each of the 12 category/divisions.
The projects are placed into one of four Divisions - Biotechnology, Engineering, Life Science, or Physical & Math Science. Within each of these Divisions, the projects are further divided into one of three Categories, according to the grades of the participants - Junior (grades 7 and 8), Intermediate (grades 9 and 10) or Senior (grades 11, and 12).
Each award consists of a gold, silver or bronze medal plus a cash prize.
Junior Category Bronze - $30, Silver -$60, Gold- $100.
Intermediate & Senior Categories Bronze - $40, Silver -$40, Gold- $70.
In the case of group projects, individual medals/certificates will be awarded, but the cash prize will be shared.
Pewter medals are also awarded to all deserving projects.
A "Best of Division" plaque is awarded to the entry judged best among division gold level winners in each of the fou divisions. The selection of the winner(s) of these awards takes into account the ages and grades of the entrants being compared.

AWARDS of MERIT and The AWARD of EXCELLENCE

I. Awards of Merit.
Awards of Merit go to the top projects in the fair. The award includes an all expenses paid trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Invitations to apply for membership in Team Canada at the International Science and Engineering Fair are made at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. These awards are sponsored by the University of Guelph, the University of Waterloo, and the Rotary Club of Guelph.

II. Award(s) of Excellence.
Winner(s) of the Awards of Merit is/are selected as the top exhibit(s) in the fair and receive a trophy, and an admission scholarship.

SPECIAL AWARDS

(These awards vary annually.)

Best Written Report Awards.
Given in each of the three categories - junior, intermediate and senior, to the student(s) submitting the best written Research Report. The report should be a concise summary of the science project, including background, purpose and hypothesis, procedure, results and conclusions and acknowledgments. Elements of both style and content are considered.

REAL Summer Scholarship
Summer research experience ($2800 scholarship).
Conestoga College Scholarships
The Conestoga College awards a $1000 admission scholarship to all Senior Gold Medal Winners which becomes active upon successful registration at the College.

University of Guelph Scholarships
The University of Guelph awards a $1000 admission scholarship to all Senior Gold Medal Winners which becomes active upon successful registration at the University of Guelph.

University of Waterloo Scholarships
The University of Waterloo awards a $1000 admission scholarship to selected Senior Gold Medal Winners which becomes active upon successful registration at the University of Waterloo.

Wilfrid Laurier University Scholarships
The Wilfrid Laurier University awards a $1000 admission scholarship to all Senior Gold Medal Winners which becomes active upon successful registration at Wilfrid Laurier University. As well, winners of either silver or gold medallions who are at least 16 years old as of July 4th, are provided with an opportunity to earn $2800 while conducting research with mentorship in a Laurier laboratory in the summer.

Shad Valley Scholarship
($500 scholarship).
Chem 13 Award.
The Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, sponsors an award for the exhibit judged to be best one with an emphasis on chemistry. The award is a one year subscription to Scientific American or another scientific journal suitable for the level of the award winner.

Sir Isaac Newton Award
The University of Waterloo Department of Physics awards a $50 gift certificate to the exhibit, in each of the three categories, that is judged to be the best project with an emphasis on physics.

Stephen J. Little Presentation Award
Stephen J. Little was highly respected, long-time member of the WWSEF organization, former president of the Youth Science Foundation of Canada, and supporter of the CWSF movement. A trophy and gift Card are presented to the student who exhibits the most creativity and effectiveness in the presentation of a project.

Catalyst Leadership Award
Top engineering project which demonstrates creativity and leadership ($600 scholarship)

Engineering Science Quest Award
Summer science camp ($300 scholarship)