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Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Offered by Breakthrough

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 1, 2024
1 award worth


Grade level

High School Students

Application deadline:

June 25, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the challenge awards $250,000 to a 13-18-year-old student who creatively and clearly explains a scientific or mathematical theory, concept, or principle in video form. The videos must be no longer than a minute and 30 seconds long and should be a dynamic visual medium, using diagrams, simulations, physical demonstrations, and more. The scholarship is funded by technology investors and science philanthropists Julia and Yuri Milner. 

If you have a love for STEM, video making, and want to go to college debt-free, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Students


U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA

No GPA requirement

Academic Interest

Film/Video Production


Applicants must be between 13 and 18 years old.

Application information

To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must (1) submit a video (maximum of 2-minutes long) in which they creatively explain a STEM theory, concept, or principle and (2) score at least five (5) other submissions by July 10th.

2-minute video

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge winner will be announced: November 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Breakthrough at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge is not renewable.

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