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The Young Naturalist Awards Scholarships

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MAR 01

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Scholarship title: The Young Naturalist Awards Scholarships

Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study

The Young Naturalist Awards Program hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, invites students in grades 7 through 12 to conduct original research in the areas of biology, Earth science or astronomy. Students work independently to make observations, record data, and illustrate findings, before documenting their research in a written essay. The twelve finalists (two per grade) receive scholarships ranging from $500-$2500 and are flown to New York City to meet Museum scientists, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum, and attend an awards ceremony.

Winners are further distinguished by having their essays published in a special catalogue. The program, which is in its 7th year, is conducted by the American Museum of Natural History, and supported by The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation. Entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens or legal residents living within the United States, Canada or U.S. Territories. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of science teachers and by Museum scientists.

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