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SASEF Awards

Click here to see 2020 SASEF Award Winners

SASEF awards scholarship prizes to the top 6 places in both the Junior (middle school) and Senior (high school) divisions. The top two Senior Division champions receive a scholarship award, and an all-expense-paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for themselves and their teacher.

SASEF Awards:

SASEF Senior Grand Champion $1,000
SASEF Senior Reserve Champion $750
SASEF Sr. 3rd place winners $250
SASEF Junior Grand Champion $200
SASEF Sr. 4th place winners $125
SASEF Junior Reserve Champion $100
SASEF 3rd place winners $75
SASEF Sr. 5th place winners $75
SASEF 4th place winners $50
SASEF 5th place winners $30
SASEF Juniors Certificate of Excellence $25
SASEF Senior Certificate of Excellence $25

Special Awards

Additional Special Awards are granted through local community partners and are awarded based on the organization’s specification. Awards range from $50 – $500.

Previous Special Awards:

TN Science Teachers Association
Strata G
Society for Women Engineers
Knox Co Superintendent’s Award
Jewelry TV Network
International Society of Automation
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Biology Teacher Award
American Meteorological Society
American Institute of Chem Engineers
American Chem Society
American Nuclear Society, Oak Ridge/Knoxville Section
East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
Tau Beta Pi
Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society

GENIUS Olympiad

Two projects featuring a global environmental issue (students grades 9-12 only, ages 14 and up) are recommended to compete in the GENIUS Olympiad held at the Rochester Institute of Technology on June 15-20, 2020. The GENIUS Olympiad is an international high school project competition focusing on environmental issues. Learn more at