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About Google Science Fair Scholarship

  • The Google Science Fair is an online science competition sponsored by Google, LEGO Education, National Geographic, Virgin Galactic and Scientific American.
  • The competition is open for students of 13 to 18 years of age around the globe, who formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment and present their results.
  •  All students must have an internet connection and a free Google Account to participate as the projects are submitted through Google Sites in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French and few languages added this year are Arabic, Hebrew, Polish, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Korean, or Chinese (simplified or traditional).
  • Students can participate either as an individual or as part of a group consisting of up to three members.
  • The students can submit the project in any of the following fields as the main topic and maximum two sub-topics:
    • Flora & Fauna
    • Food Science
    • Earth & Environmental Sciences
    • Inventions & Innovation
    • Electricity & Electronics
    • Robotics 
    • Biology 
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Behavioral & Social Sciences
    • Energy & Space
    • Astrophysics
    • Computer Science & Math
  • Categories for Participation: Google will assign each entrant into an Age Group as follows:

    • 13-15 years
    • 16-18 years

    and one of the following three Regions as follows:

    • The Americas,
    • APAC (Asia, Pacific)
    • Europe/Africa/Middle East.

    Entries will be divided into Age and Regional categories during the Regional Finalists phase of the competition. 

  • Students have to research on a topic of their choice and present it to the judges as a paper.
  • The last date to submit the Projects is 12 December 2018 at 11:59:59 PM PT.
  • The names of Regional Finalists will be announced in March 2019
  • The names of Regional Finalists will be announced in April 2019.
  • The names of the Global Finalists will be announced in May 2019.

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Google Science Fair Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both Girls and Boys can participate
Region Global 
Class/ Age 13-18 years 
Details

Age Limit

  • Competition is open to individuals born between February 21, 1999, and May 17, 2005 (inclusive)
  • Entrants from the 28 member countries in the European Union must be at least 16 years of age as of December 12, 2018
  • Entrants from South Korea and Israel must be at least 14 Years of age as of December 12, 2018
  • Candidate must have a valid e-mail ID.

Not Eligible to participate

  • Individual: Previous Grand Prize Winners of Google Science Fair are not eligible to participate in Google Science Fair 2018.
  • Country: Residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Crimea Region and any other U.S. sanctioned country.

Google Science Fair Scholarship Reward

Google Science Fair 2018 Reward

Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $50,000 as scholarship funding. If the winner is a team, the scholarship amount will be divided among the members.

Finalist Prizes: There will be 20 global Finalist prizes which include:

  • A trip to Mountain View, CA, USA  to participate in the finalist event in July 2019
  • A LEGO Education goodie bag
  • Virgin Galactic goodie bag
  • 12 Month subscription from Scientific American
  • 12 Month subscription from National Geographic

Scientific American Innovator Award (in the pure science category)

  • Scholarship: Funding of $15,000 offered to the winner by Scientific American.
  • One year of mentorship for developing the winner’s project and education
  • The winner, along with a parent or guardian, will also get a chance to take a Scientific American Cruise

Google Technologist Award (computer science and/or math category)

  • Scholarship: The winner will receive funding of $50,000 from Google

The National Geographic Explorer Award: (Natural Sciences category)

  • The winner will receive a year-long mentorship and $15,000 educational scholarship.
  • 18-day National Geographic Expedition to the Galapagos Archipelago, which is known as “Darwin’s living laboratory”, with a parent/guardian.

The LEGO Education Award: (Engineering category)

  • The winner will receive a year-long mentorship and $15,000 educational scholarship.
  • Visit the LEGO Group headquarters in Billund, Denmark with a parent/guardian to meet LEGO Education designers and employees.

The Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award (Space and Physics category)

  • The winner will receive a year-long mentorship and $15,000 educational scholarship.
  • A tour of Virgin Galactic facilities and meet the engineers of the Virgin Galactic.

The Inspiring Educator Award

  • Gift Card from LEGO Education: $5000 gift card for educational products.

Google Science Fair Scholarship Application form and Process

Google Science Fair 2018 Application Process

  • Candidate must log in to his/her e-mail in order to register.
  • Click here to fill the Online Registration Form.
  • After this process, they will have to send in their entries by 12 December 2018.

Note: Consent from the Parents/Guardian is required before submitting the project.

Google Science Fair Scholarship Selection Process

Google Science Fair 2018 Selection Process

  • The Project will be judged in one of the two different age groups (13 -15 years, 16-18 years), in case of an individual or based on the age of the oldest team member, in the case of a team.
  • Entries will be judged according to the following category:
    • Experimenting Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental, Flora & Fauna, Food Science
    • Engineering Category: Astrophysics, Energy & Space, Physics, Electricity & Electronics, Inventions & Innovations, Robotics, Computer Science & Math 
  • Entries will be judged on eight core criteria, which include the Summary, Student's presentation, Question/Proposal, Research, Methods/Testing & Redesign, Results, Conclusion/Report and Bibliography, References & Acknowledgement.

It is to be noted that optional additional to Summary is a two(2) minute video (YouTube only) OR a slide show (Google slides only) with a maximum of 20 slides.

  • 100 Regional Finalists
    • Up to 100 Regional Finalists, Up to eight (8) per age group (13-15 and 16-18) in each of the three (3) Regions (EMEA, APAC, US) from each of the two (2) Categories (Experimenting and Engineering), plus two (2) Wild Cards* from each Category.
    • *A Wild Card is determined based on the following requirements: After the selection of the top thirty-two (32) Regional Finalists from each of the three (3) regions, the next two (2) highest scoring Entries from each Category, regardless of age group or region, will be selected as Wild Cards.
  • 20 Global Finalists: 
    • Twenty (20) Global Finalists: Four (4) Winners from each of the two (2) age groups within each of the two (2) Categories (Experimenting & Engineering) will compete for the Category Awards.
    • Two (2) Wild Cards from each Category, will compete for the Category Awards.
    • *A Wild Card is determined based on the following requirements: After the selection of the top sixteen (16) Global Finalists, the next two (2) highest scoring Entries from each Category, regardless of age group or region, will be selected as Wild Cards.
  • Winner: The twenty (20) Global Finalists will be awarded the Global Finalist Prize, a trip to Google Headquarter in Mountain View, CA to participate in the final Winner selection to be held July- August 2019.

Google Science Fair 2018 Dates

Given below are the dates related to Google Science Fair 2018 to be kept in mind by all the candidates

Event  Date
Google Science Fair 2018 Submission Start Date 13 September 2018 from 12:00:01 AM PT
Google Science Fair 2018 Submission End Date 12 December 2018 till 11:59:59 PM PT
Announcement of 53 State award Winners March 2019
Announcement of 100 Regional Finalists April 2019
Announcement of 20 Global Finalists  May 2019
Announcement of Final Winners July-August 2019

Google Science Fair Scholarship Address

Marden-Kane,
1055 Franklin Avenue,
Suite 300,
Garden City, NY 11530

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