Who wouldn’t want their kid to have the opportunity to win a college scholarship?
If you have a kid that loves math, physics, and other school subjects that might be hard for other students to understand, make them read this to win a $250,000 scholarship!
What kind of scholarship are you talking about?!
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is now accepting registrations and submissions from students age 13 to 18 years old FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD (although the video should be in English).
This is a timely moment to encourage your teen to work and share an under 3 minutes-long original content video -scripted and directed by the child- on any of the three fields that the Challenge encompasses: Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics. The video should explain a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. The video’s content must be original and you must be the sole author of it. However, for filming, they can have technical assistance, and choose a teacher as inspiration. The teacher can be from their high school, middle school or elementary school.
Here you can see the videos created by past edition’s finalists and below you can watch 2017’s winning submission.
In addition, the BJC will give the winner’s teacher a $50,000 prize + the winner’s school a new $100,000 science lab.
Nice, so what does my kid have to do to enter?
The first step to enter The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is to fill out the registration form (this is “registering”). The second requirement is filling in all of the questions on their application (“Application”). Uploading their video (this is “submitting”). There is also a third requirement of the Challenge, which is completing the Peer-to-Peer review. More information can be found at Peer-to-Peer. Only submissions with ALL three (3) requirements completed will be eligible for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge. This is a fantastic way to give teens the experience of going through stages, follow instructions and be detail-oriented.
Check out this video with all the instructions on it.
The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony, where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.
Although I am a bit sad Mini is still too young to compete. But learning about this program is just what I think will motivate her interest in science. I can see her happily sharing instructions for any of her experiments on video (inspired by these 5 Mexican women in science).
Hope your kid will go for it! For more FAQ click here