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There are various types and levels of sponsorship for the State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa: 

General Fund Sponsorship:

These sponsors generously provide funds for the general operation and general scholarships provided by the SSTFI. These funds are corporately and privately given either through donation or grant. 

Scholarship Sponsorship:

These sponsors provide scholarships in their name to students usually within a designated category. Many of these sponsors are also General Fund Sponsors. 

Special Award Sponsorship:

These sponsors provide gifts, certificates, and other awards in their name to a specified group of students. These awards cover very specific criteria as required by the sponsor. Within the Special Award Sponsorship the awards are broken into three main levels: Intel ISEF Sponsored Awards (these awards come directly to us through our affiliation with the Intel ISEF), Military Sponsored Awards and Iowa Organizations & Individuals Sponsored Awards. 

Volunteer Sponsorship:

These sponsors are organizations, clubs, companies, educational institutions, colleges and departments, etc. that graciously provide judges and volunteers or allow their employees time off to serve as a judge or volunteer. 

In Kind Sponsorship:

These sponsors provide a service or equipment free of charge to the SSTFI. 

All of our sponsorships are recognized within the following levels based on their donations: 

Volunteer Sponsors: $0 but priceless service
Bronze Sponsors: up to $1,999
Silver Sponsors: $2,000 to $4,999
Gold Sponsors: $5,000 to $9,999
Platinum Sponsors: $10,000 or more

 

 

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2015 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors: $10,000 or more


Iowa Biotechnology Association


Scholarship Sponsor


 


Iowa Biotechnology Association Scholarship


(www.iowabiotech.comIowa Biotechnology Association


  • The Iowa Biotechnology Association has donated five (5) $2,000 tuition scholarships to be awarded at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa
  • The Iowa Biotechnology Association Tuition Scholarship will be awarded to the five students that exhibit the best use of biotechnology with his or her project.
  • All Iowa high school students exhibiting at the fair are eligible.
  • If a student attends a college or university outside of the state of Iowa the scholarship is reduced to $1,000.

Iowa Energy Center


General Fund & Scholarship Sponsor

 


Iowa Energy Center Youth & Energy Scholarships


(www.energy.iastate.edu)


  • The Iowa Energy Center awards Youth and Energy Scholarships for exceptional energy-related projects exhibited at the State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa.
  • Energy-related projects can fall under many of the SSTFI project categories.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to the top Energy Related Projects up to $10,000 in total scholarships awarded.
    • Scholarships funds will be provided directly to the college of the student's choice. An additional $500 will be awarded to students who attend an Iowa college, university or community college. Students may win more than one Youth and Energy Scholarship, but the amount of the awards cannot exceed $10,000 (or $11,000 for in-state colleges).

     


    Iowa State University


    General Fund Sponsor
    Host Sponsor



     


    The Monsanto Fund


    General Fund SponsorMonsanto


    Gold Sponsors: $5,000 to $9,999


    Iowa Space Grant Consortium


    Scholarship Sponsor

     


    Iowa Space Grant Consortium Scholarship


     


    (www.iaspacegrant.org/) Iowa Space Grant Consortium


    • The Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) will provide a tuition scholarship (1) to the top Senior (12th Grade) student exhibiting at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa.

      • $6,000 Top Senior Exhibitor (1 Award for a total of $6000)
    • The scholarships must be applied at a member university: Drake University, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, or the University of Northern Iowa, with a major in an approved science, technology, engineering or mathematics field. U.S. Citizenship is required.

    Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


    General Fund & Scholarship Sponsor



    Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


    (www.ag.iastate.edu


    • The ISU College of Agriculture will be awarding up to eight (8) $500 scholarships. 
    • The ISU College of Agriculture Tuition Scholarship will be awarded to the students that exhibit the best use of agriculture with his or her project. 
    • All Iowa high school students (9-12 grade) exhibiting at the fair are eligible. 
    • Teams are eligible
    • Agriculture is a very broad topic area covering many of the SSTFI high school categories. 
    • These tuition scholarships may only be applied at Iowa State University with enrollment in the College of Agriculture.

       



       


      Iowa State University College of Human Sciences


      (http://www.hs.iastate.edu/)


      • The College of Human Sciences offers two (2) $2500 Expanding Human Potential Scholarships for middle school students.
      • Students receiving scholarships will demonstrate the best applications of Human Sciences related content
      • Students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 who exhibit at the fair are eligible for this scholarship
      • Exhibits entered in any of the physical or biological sciences categories are eligible, provided that they demonstrate a clear connection to the Human Sciences.
      • For more information: http://www.hs.iastate.edu/current-students/scholarships/middle-school-science-and-technology-scholarship/

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      Silver Sponsors: $2,000 to $4,999


      Iowa Medical Society Education Fund


      General Fund & Scholarship Sponsor


       



      The University of Iowa College of Engineering


      Scholarship Sponsor


      The University of Iowa College of Engineering Scholarship


      (www.engineering.uiowa.edu)


      • The Colleges of Engineering at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University will be awarding six (6) $500 scholarships.
      • These tuition scholarships will be awarded to the top three Junior High Biological Science projects and to the top three Junior High Physical Science projects.
      • All Iowa junior high students (6-8 grade) exhibiting at the fair are eligible.
      • These tuition scholarships may only be applied at either the University of Iowa or Iowa State University with enrollment in the College of Engineering.

      Bronze Sponsors: Up to $1,999


      Feed Energy


      General Fund Sponsor


      Iowa Dental Association


      General Fund Sponsor


      Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Agricultural Foundation


      General Fund Sponsor


      Iowa FFA Association


      General Fund Sponsor


      Kemin Industries


      General Fund Sponsor


      Vermeer Manufacturing


      General Fund Sponsor


      Special Award Sponsors: Iowa Sponsored Awards



      Independent Researcher Award (Anonymous Iowa Family)


       


      InFORM Award (Anonymous Iowa Family)


       


      4H

      Iowa 4-H


       


      Iowa Angus Auxiliary


       


      FFA

      Iowa FFA Association

      IJAS

      Iowa Junior Academy of Science


       


      IFT

      Iowa Section - Institute of Food Technologists 


       


      Iowa State University Entomology Graduate Student Organization


       


      Iowa State University Program for Women in Science & Engineering 


       


      IWPCA

      Iowa Water Pollution Control Association


       


      Outstanding Botany Project Award (Anonymous Iowa Family)

      Special Award Sponsors: ISEF Sponsored Awards (through affiliation)



      AMS

      American Meteorological Society


       


      APA

      American Psychological Association


       


      ASM

      ASM International Foundation


       


      AWG

      Association for Women Geoscientists


       


      Intel

      Intel


       


      I-SWEEP 


       


      MAT

      Mu Alpha Theta


       


      NOAA

      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

      RICOH

      RICOH


       


      Society for In Vitro Biology

      Society for In Vitro Biology


       


      Society for Science & the Public


       


      Stockholm Junior Water Prize

      Stockholm Water Environment Federation


       



      United States Department of Health and Human Services


      USMA


      United States Metric Association

      Special Award Sponsors: Military Sponsored Awards


      Air Force

      United States Air Force


       


      Army

      United States Army


       


      NavyMarines

      United States Navy/Marine Corp


      Volunteer Sponsors (Donation Of Time)


       



      Air Force ROTC Detachment 250


      Alpha Phi Omega


      American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers


      Ames Laboratory


      Auburn University


      Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC)


      Central Microscopy Research Facility 


      Chemical & Biological Engineering


      Department of Aerospace Engineering


      Des Moines Public Schools


      Des Moines University


      Dr.Avendano


      Dr.Gwynn Beattie


      Drake University


      Feed Energy Company


      Gamma Phi Beta


      Genetic ID


      Grand View University 


      Great Prairie AEA


      Grout Museum District - Bluedorn Science Imaginarium


      Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers


      Iowa Department of Education


      Iowa Health Des Moines


      Iowa State University


      Iowa State University Extension & Outreach


      ISU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department


      ISU Biology Department


      ISU Cambus

      ISU Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology


      ISU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


      ISU Limnology Laboratory


      ISU Masters of Arts in Teaching Program


      ISU Pi Tau Sigma


      ISU Reiman Gardens


      Iowa Teacher Intern License Pathway


      Iowa Western Community College


      Keota High School


      Krell Institute


      Material Advantage


      Monsanto


      Palmer House


      Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.


      Schwinger Lawn Service


      Sprint


      Tau Beta Pi


      Tri-Beta


      USDA - Agricultural Research Services


      University of Iowa


      University of Northern Iowa


      UNI Teaching Education program


      Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Department


      Waldorf College


      Waterloo West High School


      William Penn University


       

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