Sponsors

2014 Funding Opportunities:

 

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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

2013 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors: $10,000 or more

 

Iowa Biotechnology Association

Scholarship Sponsor

Iowa Biotechnology Association Scholarship

(www.iowabiotech.com)

  • 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 CenterIowa 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


 

 

 

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

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

General Fund & Scholarship Sponsor

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarship

(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 Engineering

General Fund & Scholarship Sponsor

(www.eng.iastate.edu)

Iowa State University College of Engineering

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

  • The Iowa State University College of Engineering will be awarding one (1) $1000 scholarship.
  • This tuition scholarship will be awarded to the top engineering project.
  • All Iowa senior high students (9-12 grade) exhibiting an engineering related project at the fair are eligible.
  • This tuition scholarship may only be applied at Iowa State University with enrollment in the College of Engineering.



 

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/


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

Iowa Medical Society Education Fund

General Fund & Scholarship Sponsor


Dr. & Mrs. Harold McNabb, Jr.

General Fund & Scholarship Sponsor


Iowa Space Grant Consortium

Scholarship Sponsor

Iowa Space Grant Consortium Scholarship

Iowa Space Grant Consortium

(www.iaspacegrant.org/)

  • 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.
    • $4,000 Top Senior Exhibitor (1 Award for a total of $4000)
  • 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.

 


 


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

Leonard A. Good Trust

General Fund Sponsor

Vermeer Manufacturing

General Fund Sponsor

West Central Cooperative

General Fund Sponsor

 

Special Award Sponsors: Iowa Sponsored Awards

Amber Hohl

ASABE
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

 

Farner-Bocken
Farner-Bocken Company

 

Glidden United Bank of Iowa
Glidden United Bank of Iowa

 

Independent Researcher Award (Anonymous Iowa Family)

 

InFORM Award (Anonymous Iowa Family)

4H
Iowa 4-H

 

Iowa Angus Auxiliary

 

Iowa FFA
Iowa FFA Association

IAS
Iowa Junior Academy of Science

 

IFT
Iowa Section - Institute of Food Technologists

 

Iowa State University Entomology Graduate Student Organization

 

Iowa State University - inesiology & Health

 

Iowa State University Program for Women in Science & Engineering

 

IWPCA
Iowa Water Pollution Control Association

 

Outstanding Botany Project Award (Anonymous Iowa Family)

 

University of Iowa - College of Public Health

 

Special Award Sponsors: ISEF Sponsored Awards (through affiliation)

American Meteorological Society
American Meteorological Society

 

American Psychological Asociation
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

PFE
National Society of Professional Engineers

 

RICOH
RICOH

 

SFINB
Society for In Vitro Biology

 

Society for Science & the Public

 

Stockholm Water Prize
Stockholm Water Environment Federation

 

USMA
United States Department of Health and Human Services

 

United States Metric Association

 

Special Award Sponsors: Military Sponsored Awards

US Air Force
United States Air Force

 

US Army
United States Army

 

US NavyUS Marines
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