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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




2018 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 State UniversitFund

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


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  • 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


  • 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


  • 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:


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

Iowa Medical Society Education Fund

General Fund & Scholarship Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors: Up to $1,999

General Fund Sponsor

Iowa Dental Association

General Fund Sponsor

Iowa FFA Association

General Fund Sponsor

Special Award Sponsors: Iowa Sponsored Awards

Independent Researcher Award (Anonymous Iowa Family)


InFORM Award (Anonymous Iowa Family)


Iowa 4-H


Iowa Angus Auxiliary


Iowa FFA Association

Iowa Junior Academy of Science


Iowa Section - Institute of Food Technologists 


Iowa State University Entomology Graduate Student Organization


Iowa State University Program for Women in Science & Engineering 


Iowa Water Pollution Control Association


Outstanding Botany Project Award (Anonymous Iowa Family)

Special Award Sponsors: ISEF Sponsored Awards (through affiliation)

American Meteorological Society


American Psychological Association


ASM International Foundation


Association for Women Geoscientists






Mu Alpha Theta


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration



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


United States Metric Association

Special Award Sponsors: Military Sponsored Awards

Air Force
United States Air Force


United States Army


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.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


Palmer House

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Schwinger Lawn Service


Tau Beta Pi


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