The MEDARVA Foundation 2022 Virtual Science Fair is an online science fair to encourage and support young researchers in Central Virginia.  All students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to apply.  Awards are presented for two categories:  Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12).

Middle School

First Prize – $1,500 
Second Prize – $1,000
Third Prize – $500

High School

First Prize – $1,500 
Second Prize – $1,000
Third Prize – $500

Educator Award

$1,000 presented to the current science educator sponsor of the first prize winners in each category

  • Opens on April 1, 2022
  • Closes at midnight on April 17, 2022
  • Winners will be notified on May 26, 2022 and must be able to attend the awards event on June  9, 2022

The fair is open to any student in grades 6-12 enrolled in a public or private school or attending home school in Central Virginia.

  • All projects must be the student’s original work
  • The project must conform to all school policies
  • The decisions of the judges are final
  • All elements of the submission package must be included for eligibility
  • Entry Form – fully completed with required attachments
  • Summary Video – one minute maximum
  • Project Video – five minute maximum

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“The innovation these students bring to research and science is an inspiration to us all. We hope that for many of these students, this competition will validate their hard work and encourage them to pursue education and careers that have a positive impact to our society and the world.”

Cheryl Jarvis, chair of the MEDARVA Foundation