According to their website,
“The Young Innovators to Watch Scholarship Program awards middle school, high school, and college students for original technology projects, inventions, or discoveries. A group of experts in technology, entrepreneurship, and education judge the submitted works on a well-rounded set of criteria focused on long term viability and social good.
Since its inception in 2014, the program has awarded over 50 scholarships. Winners have gone on to win patents, launch their own companies, gain entrance to the country’s best computer science and engineering degree programs, and forge new business partnerships.”
Who is eligible to apply for the Young Innovators to Watch Scholarship Program?
The award is open to individuals and small teams, ages 13 to 20, that have created an innovative technical or scientific project. Other requirements may be stated on the award website. Projects must be original work, and may have been developed as a result of school, extracurricular, or outside-of-school activities, including hackathons, community events, consulting projects or entrepreneurial activities.
All Applicants must submit application materials including the recommendation form by closing date as specified on the web site. To be deemed eligible for award the applicant must meet all eligibility requirements and all Project Submissions must contain the following:
- A completed application form.
- A picture, video or website of their project to be considered for submission.
- If under 18, the applicant (or all underage team members) must obtain and submit a parental/guardian consent form.
- Affirmation that the submission does not infringe upon copyright law or the intellectual property of an uncredited party.
A completed recommendation form is optional.
PLEASE NOTE: A video, Photo or website of the functioning project is REQUIRED.
Applicants must submit at least a working prototype (or complete business plan if the product is experiential), but more developed products will be more carefully considered.
What is the value of the Young Innovators to Watch Scholarship Program?
Winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship and be invited to attend all-expense-paid trip for them and one family member to CES 2018 in Las Vegas for an awards ceremony.
When is the deadline to apply for theYoung Innovators to Watch Scholarship Program?
All submissions are due by November 27, 2018.
For a handy list of FAQs, click here.
Best of luck to all who apply!