Scholarship Name:

Breakthrough Prize Foundation Breakthrough Junior Challenge Scholarship

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered through the Breakthrough Foundation to middle and high school students.

Award Amount:


Number of Scholarships:

One (1) award

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:


Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Must be between the ages of 13 and 18; 2) Original video, three (3) minutes or less, about a Physics, Life Sciences or Mathematics concept required; 3) Video must be uploaded to YouTube; 4) Entrants must join the Breakthrough Prize Facebook page; 5) Scholarship awarded as follows: A $250,000.00 college scholarship will be awarded to the recipient. Additionally, renovations to the recipient’s school, valued up to $100,000.00, for the renovation or addition of a science lab will also be awarded.  Finally, the recipient will also elect one (1) teacher who has inspired the recipient in the field of Science, Physics or Mathematics and the teacher will be awarded $50,000.00.


o Entrants must score at least five (5) other submissions, as part of the peer review process, NLT July 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

o Recipient notified NLT November 2018.





Nationwide (US), International

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application

Additional Applicant Requirements:

May be a middle or high school student

Category (Select all that apply):

Age, Major/Field of Study

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

Breakthrough Prize Foundation
c/o 901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Deadline:  July 1, 2018 (NLT 11:59 p.m. PDT) (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).