Each school may nominate one high school student with junior or senior status.
Student may win this award only once
Nominee must have completed, with a C or better, a chemistry or physics course or be
currently enrolled in chemistry or physics and earning at least a C grade.
Nominee must be in the top l/3 or their class (based on GPA ranking)
Nominee must plan to attend the regional science fair during the year nominated and must
present a project in their school's local science fair.
(1) If the nominee's project earns a 'traveling' position at his or her local fair, they will
attend the regional fair as would any local winner.
(2) If the nominee's project is not selected for a 'traveling' position at their local fair, they
should accompany their classmates to the regional fair but will not be allowed to enter
their project. They will be recognized with all other nominees at the evening awards
Nominee must complete a Nominee Information Form
Two letters of nomination, one form the student's science teacher; the other from the high
school principal are required. Letters should attempt to evaluate the student in any or all of
the following areas citing specific examples where possible:
honesty, trustworthiness, integrity, positive peer role modeling, concern for
others, service to others, volunteerism outside of school, academics, skills in
scientific inquiry (i.e., asking' good' questions, proper planning, organization,
hypothesis identification, data collection, professionalism, critical thinking,
problem solving, oral and written communications, summaries and conclusions),
participation in extra-curricular activities (scouting, 4H, FFA, drama,
performing arts, church activities, community activities, service projects,
athletics, etc), working with others as a team.
The recipient of this award shall be determined by a subjective review of all materials by a
committee of NU faculty including Dr. Rehfeld whenever possible.
. ***Nomination Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than March 1st***