Awards Overview

The 2023 Awards Ceremony will take place in-person on Saturday, March 18th. 

Top projects in the Senior Division may be eligible to compete (with all expenses paid) in the 2023 STANYS State Science Congress or at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Dallas, TX. Top projects in the Junior Division may be eligible to enter the STANYS State Science Congress and the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge.

A large number of prizes and awards will be presented to winners in both divisions, including many cash awards, as well as a Rensselaer Scholarship and an $50,000 Scholarship.

Download a PDF of the complete list of awards here:  GCRSEF Award Descriptions 2022.

Anyone who wins a prize is required to fill out a Social Security form within 10 days of the science fair.  Download form:Social Security Letter Form – 2023 Fair

Also, a W-9 Form must be completed to receive monetary awards. Download the form.

Grand Prizes

Junior and Senior Divisions

Special Awards

The purpose of these awards is to give recognition to specific areas of science research. They include the regional and ISEF awards.

Regional Awards

These awards were developed by our Regional Fair and are not offered at the International finals.

ISEF Awards

These awards are also offered at the International finals.