High School Biology Scholarship
About the Scholarship
The High School Biology Scholarship is both an individual scholarship and a team. The top scoring student 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.
Fall Challenge Rounds:
- Quiz 1: 8/25/2016 – 11/30/2017 – Properties of Water, The Scientific Method & Chemical Elements
(Click Here for the Biology Quiz 1 Cheat Sheet)
- Quiz 2: 9/1/2016 – 11/30/2017 – Acids, Monomers, Molecular Structure & Organic Compounds
(Click Here for the Biology Quiz 2 Cheat Sheet)
- Quiz 3: 10/1/2016 – 11/30/2017 – Fats, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Metabolism, Cells & Enzymes
(Click Here for the Biology Quiz 3 Cheat Sheet)
- Quiz 4: 11/1/2016 – 11/30/2017 – Mitosis, Meiosis, Cellular Respiration & Kreb’s Cycle and Electron Transport Chains
(Click Here for the Biology Quiz 4 Cheat Sheet)
State Championship Round: 12/4/2016 – 12/8/2016 – Cumulative Quiz
National Championship Round: 12/11/2016 – 12/13/2016 – Cumulative Quiz
Winter Challenge Rounds:
- Quiz 1: 1/1/2018 – 4/29/2018 – Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungi
- Quiz 2: 2/1/2018 – 4/29/2018 – Plants
- Quiz 3: 3/1/2018 – 4/29/2018 – The Human Body
- Quiz 4: 4/1/2018 – 4/29/2018 – Vertebrates, Ecology, Physiology, Invertebrates
- State Championship Round: 5/4/2018 – 5/6/2018 – Cumulative Quiz
- National Championship Round: 5/11/2018- 5/13/2018- Cumulative Quiz
- 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.