Science Olympiad Dr. Gerard J. Putz Memorial Scholarship
Generous contributions were made to a Memorial Scholarship Fund honoring the passing of Science Olympiad’s co-founder, Dr. Gerard J. Putz, on December 3, 2019. Dr. Putz founded Science Olympiad in 1984 with his wife, Sharon, and educational partner, Jack Cairns of Delaware.
Science Olympiad will honor the legacy of Dr. Putz by providing five (5) outstanding Science Olympiad seniors each with a one-time, non-renewable $10,000 college scholarship.
This application is open to Class of 2020 graduating high school SENIORS ONLY who participated on a registered Division C Science Olympiad team during the 2019-2020 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. DUE Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:59pm CST.
The five (5) winners will be announced on Monday, August 3, 2020. All information is subject to verification, and final confirmation of the award will be sent to each winner via email before August 17, 2020. 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, 2020. Funds will be held by Science Olympiad in escrow until enrollment.