2023 MEDRVA Foundation Virtual Science Fair Application

Show off your research skills and knowledge by participating in MEDRVA Foundation’s region-wide virtual science fair. Investigate an interesting topic and submit an abstract, an experimental design diagram, and a short video highlighting your process and results for a chance to win a scholarship.

The fair is open to any Greater Richmond area student in grades 6–12.

Prizes will be awarded in two student categories:

Junior Level (grades 6–8)

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

Senior Level (grades 9–12)

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

Educator Award

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

Registration and submission are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 24, 2023.-  Winners will be notified by May 8, 2023 and must be able to attend the awards event on June 1, 2023.

General Rules

  • All projects must be the original work of the student.
  • The content must conform to all individual school policies.
  • The decisions of the judges are final.
  • By submitting a project, entrants agree that the MEDRVA Foundation can use their name, likeness and project details for promotional purposes.

Details for Submissions

  • All elements of the submission package must be included for eligibility
  • Entry Form – fully completed with required attachments
  • Summary Video – two minute maximum
  • Release Forms – fully completed

Download Virtual Science Fair Forms Below