** APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED **
Australian scientific equipment supplier Rowe Scientific Pty. Ltd. has committed significant financial support to the Australian Science Teachers Association and each state Science Teachers Association from 2016-2020. The STANSW Young Scientist Awards is benefiting by receiving $10,000 annually, for which $3,000 is going directly into school grants that go directly to one or more of their high performing science students.
In 2017, the $3,000 will go towards 6 grants of $500 for secondary science students in schools that are either rural, remote, have a high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds or have a high portion of indigenous students. Schools who satisfy one or more of these criteria and are committed to enter two or more projects from Year 7-12 students into the 2017 STANSW Young Scientist Awards are eligible for one of these grants. For instance, you may plan to use the money to award the top students in your school Science Fair that you hold in conjunction with National Science Week or you might run a School Science Challenge and this money will go to the top three placegetters. Please note – the money must go directly towards students and not for school resources.
Schools are now invited to fill out an application form to register for one of these $500 grants. The due date for this application is Friday 21st July 2017. The Young Scientist Committee will be selecting the grant-winning schools, based on the merit of these applications and their applicability to the four specified criteria using their school postcode and information provided by schools to ACARA, published on the My School website.
Winning schools will be informed and the money released in Week 2 Term 3 and these schools will then be able to distribute this $500 to selected high performing Year 7-12 science students.