47th Annual West Virginia

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

March 30-31, 2012

West Virginia Wesleyan College; Buckhannon, WV

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Wesleyan JSHS Scholarships

National competitors from West Virginia (first and second place at the WV-JSHS) will earn $5,000 scholarships to West Virginia Wesleyan College.  This scholarship is renewable for four years if you major in a field included in JSHS and maintain a 3.0 GPA.  With other scholarships for which you may be eligible, your academic scholarship support could be as much as $19,000 per year.   See financial information on the WVWC Admissions pages.

The remaining three finalists will earn $1,500 scholarships to West Virginia Wesleyan College, also renewable for four years if you major in a field included in JSHS and maintain a 3.0 GPA.  With other scholarship support (see financial information on the WVWC Admissions pages), your academic scholarship support could be as much as $15,500.

Only one of the above awards will be given to a single student.  If you are selected as a finalist in the WV-JSHS more than once, you will be awarded only one scholarship, the larger one if you were eligible for more than one type of award.

Regional JSHS Awards

The students presenting the top three projects at the West Virginia Regional JSHS, as determined by a committee of judges, will earn the following scholarships:  

  • First-place:       $2,000

  • Second place:    $1,500

  • Third place:          $500

First and second place regional finalists compete equally for scholarships at the national level.  

In addition, an expense-paid trip to the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium will be awarded to the top four WV-JSHS presenters.  

WV-JSHS Teacher Award

Each year, a teacher will be selected to receive the JSHS Teacher Award, $500 given to the teacher and his or her school to support science programs.  Teachers are selected based on past and present support for student research in general and JSHS in particular.

National Awards

The 2008 National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) will be held in May, 2008.   The top five WV-JSHS presenters will attend and the top two WV-JSHS presenters will compete for scholarships.  A total of 18 students will be awarded scholarships at the National JSHS:

  • 6 first-place awards:      $16,000 scholarships

  • 6 second-place awards:   $6,000 scholarships

  • 6 third-place awards:       $2,000 scholarships

Congratulations to recent National JSHS winners from West Virginia: Sarah Sellers (first place in 2009), Kelydra Welcker (first place in 2007; third place in 2005 and 2006), Jennifer Worley (second place in 2005), and Kellen Calinger (second place in 2003). 

Students who earn first place awards at the National JSHS also receive expense-paid trips to the London International Youth Science Forum. 

Questions or Comments:   wvjshs@wvwc.edu