2023 Science Olympiad Founders' Scholarships
To honor the founders of Science Olympiad, five $10,000 college scholarships will be awarded to outstanding seniors in 2023. Dr. Gerard J. Putz, who passed away on December 3, 2019, founded Science Olympiad in 1984 with his wife, Sharon, and educational partner, Jack Cairns of Delaware.
2023 Founders' Scholarship Winners
Meet our five $10,000 scholarship awardees for 2023! Announced 5/11/23
2022 Founders' Scholarship Winners
Meet our five $10,000 scholarship awardees for 2022
2021 Founders' Scholarship Winners
Meet our five $10,000 Founders' Scholarship winners for 2021
2020 Dr. Gerard J. Putz Memorial Scholarship Winners
Science Olympiad honored the legacy of Dr. Putz by providing five remarkable Science Olympiad seniors each with a $10,000 college scholarship in 2020.
2019 Founders' Scholarship Winners
The 2024 application will be open to Class of 2024 graduating high school SENIORS ONLY who participated on a registered Division C Science Olympiad team during the 2023-2024 season; coaches may be contacted for verification. We suggest previewing the three questions below and preparing 1,000-character maximum answers ahead of time. Each student may only submit one entry; once your entry is submitted, it is considered final. No person may submit an entry on your behalf. Application opens February 2024.
The five (5) winners will be announced in May 2024. All information is subject to verification, and final confirmation of the award will be sent to each winner via email before June 15, 2024. All decisions will be made by Science Olympiad and are final. By applying for this award you agree to these terms and the ones listed below. The funds will be payable directly to the college of a student's choice upon enrollment after October 1, 2024. Funds will be held by Science Olympiad in escrow until enrollment.