High School Biology Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The High School Biology Scholarship is both an individual scholarship and a team. The top scoring Biology White Framestudent receives a monetary scholarship and the top scoring school receives the National Championship Trophy.

This online quiz competition is based on a standard high school biology curriculum as listed below.

~A Perfect Way to Prepare for the AP Biology Exam~


All U.S. high school students


  • $250 scholarship
  • Trophy for the highest scoring school/team

How it Works

*Participants must register with CKSF to take the scholarship quizzes.

  • There are four quizzes during the Challenge Round  (Fall: August, September, October, and November – Spring: January, February, March, and April).
  • The top 5 students at each school are advanced to the State Championship quiz (scholarship awarded at the end of this round).
  • The top school from each state is advanced to the National Championship quiz.
  • The highest scoring school/team receives the National Championship trophy at the end of this round.


Quiz Dates

Fall Challenge Rounds:



State Championship Round: 12/4/2017 – 12/8/2017 – Cumulative Quiz

National Championship Round: 12/11/2017 – 12/13/2017 – Cumulative Quiz

Winter Challenge Rounds:
  • Quiz 1: 1/1/2018 – 4/27/2018 – Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungi
  • Quiz 2: 2/1/2018 – 4/27/2018 – Plants

  • Quiz 3: 3/1/2018 – 4/27/2018 – The Human Body
  • Quiz 4: 4/1/2018 – 4/27/2018 – Vertebrates, Ecology, Physiology, Invertebrates


  • State Championship Round: 4/30/2018 – 5/4/2018 – Cumulative Quiz
  • National Championship Round: 5/6/2018- 5/9/2018- Cumulative Quiz

Quiz Details

  • To participate, you must register with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation at www.cksf.org.
  • For all CKSF scholarship quizzes, 500 points are awarded for each correct answer and one point is deducted for each second taken to complete a question.
  • The scholarship is awarded to the top scoring student at the end of the State Championship Round
  • Results are available immediately to each participant and the overall ranking is available within three hours under the “Results” tab at www.cksf.org.

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