The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.
Eight finalist teams and their coaches will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World to attend National Championship Week and compete for valuable U.S. Savings Bonds and the $25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant, plus a $200 development grant to further refine their idea.
Deadline: annually in February
For more information visit http://www.christophercolumbusawards.com
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is an independent Federal government agency created by Congress in 1992 to encourage and support research, study and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind.
Phone: 800-291-6020, ext. 3154
The Christopher Columbus Awards
105 Terry Drive, Suite 120
Newtown, PA 18940