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Hall of Fame Student Scholarship Awards

Note: The application period for the 2020 Hall of Fame Student Scholarship Awards has ended. Finalists will be notified by Feb. 19, 2020.

Student Excellence Awards

Hey, Science Fans!  Apply for the Da Vinci Science Center 2020 Hall of Fame Student Excellence Award scholarship today. The Science Center seeks spectacular high school science students in the eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey regions for four prestigious student awards. In addition to joining a long list of notable prior winners, each of the four honorees shall receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Applicants for Student Excellence Awards must be:

  • High school students in grades 9-12
  • Passionate about science
  • Uncommonly creative
  • Insatiably curious
  • Involved in science beyond the classroom
  • Enrolled at a school in eastern Pa. or western N.J.

 

  • In good standing academically
  • Able to attend a face-to-face interview on Wednesday, Feb. 26 between 5-9 p.m.
  • Able to attend the Science Center’s annual gala at the ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 5-9:30 p.m.
  • Interviewed in a video feature in advance of the Hall of Fame event, date TBD

Erel STEM Scholarship Award

This is a needs-based scholarship which recognizes an outstanding female high school senior who has demonstrated strong academic ability and a commitment to learning, achievement and serving others in the community. This scholarship provides both a mentorship opportunity as well as financial support of $2,000 to be used toward the cost of tuition. This scholarship will recognize a young woman who pursues post-secondary study in an area of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math or Finance (S.T.E.M. education).

The Erel STEM Scholarship is funded by Fusun Bubernack, philanthropist and entrepreneur, in honor of her parents, Hasan Fehmi & Sabahat Erel, and their commitment to the importance of quality education and the pursuit of excellence.

Applicants for Erel STEM Scholarship Award must be:

  • Female high school seniors
  • Passionate about science
  • Uncommonly creative
  • Insatiably curious
  • Involved in science beyond the classroom
  • Enrolled at a school in eastern Pa. or western N.J.

 

  • In good standing academically
  • Able to attend a face-to-face interview on Wednesday, Feb. 26 between 5-9 p.m.
  • Able to attend the Science Center’s annual gala at the ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 5-9:30 p.m.
  • Interviewed in a video feature in advance of the Hall of Fame event, date TBD

Application Process (for both awards)

  • Jan. 27, 2020: Application Deadline
  • Feb. 19, 2020: Applicants notified of finalist status by this date
  • Feb. 26, 2020: Finalist interviews with Selection Committee (20 min. interview, between 5-9 p.m.)*
  • March 2, 2020: Winners notified by this date
  • April 25, 2020: Da Vinci Science Center Hall of Fame Gala (5-9:30 p.m.)*

*Nominees should hold these two evenings open in the event they are selected.

A complete application will include:

  • Applicant information
  • Resume highlighting your involvement in science and your leadership experience
  • Reference letter
  • Applicant essay
  • High school transcript

Contact: Karen Knecht, 484.664.1002, ext. 108

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