The MEDRVA Foundation 2023 Virtual Science Fair is an online science fair to encourage and support young students in Central Virginia.  All students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to apply.  Awards are presented for two categories:  Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12).

Middle School

First Prize – $1,500 
Second Prize – $1,000
Third Prize – $500

High School

First Prize – $1,500 
Second Prize – $1,000
Third Prize – $500

Educator Award

$1,000 presented to the current science educator sponsor of the first prize winners in each category

Timeframe for Submissions
  • Opens on March 13, 2023
  • Closes at midnight on April 24, 2023
  • Winners will be notified on May 8, 2023 and must be able to attend the awards event on June 1, 2023
  • The fair is open to any student in grades 6-12 enrolled in a public or private school or attending home school in Central Virginia.
  • All projects must be the student’s original work
  • The project must conform to all school policies
  • The decisions of the judges are final
Details for Submissions
  • All elements of the submission package must be included for eligibility
  • Entry Form – fully completed with required attachments
  • Summary Video – one-minute maximum

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“The innovation these students bring to research and science is an inspiration to us all. We hope that for many of these students, this competition will validate their hard work and encourage them to pursue education and careers that have a positive impact to our society and the world.”

Cheryl Jarvis, chair of the MEDRVA Foundation