Each year, students vie for prestigious awards and scholarships sponsored by the Siemens Foundation. The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology and the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement are administered in partnership with The College Board.
The Siemens Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing scholarships and increasing access to higher education for talented mathematics, science, engineering, and technology students in the United States.
The Siemens Competition seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. Students can compete individually or as a member of a team.
Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000. Prizes are awarded on both the regional and national level. The winners of the individual and team regional awards move on to compete at the national level. The national awards are announced at a special event hosted by the Siemens Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Scholarship award money is sent directly to the accredited institution of higher learning the winning students select. In order to continue receiving the scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time and make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree.
The annual registration period opens around May 1st. The deadline for receipt of Research Report materials is usually at the beginning of October. Regional Finalists and Semifinalists are announced later in October and the Regional Competitions are held in November at prestigious institutions such as Georgia Tech, Caltech, University of Texas, Carnegie Mellon and MIT. The National Competition takes place in December.
The Siemens Competition is open to high school students who are citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States. Students must be in good standing, enrolled in and attending an eligible high school program.