High School Chemistry Scholarship
About the Scholarship
The High School Chemistry 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 chemistry curriculum as listed below.
~A Perfect Way to Prepare for the AP Chemistry Exam~
All U.S. high school students
- 1st place State Championship Round – $250 scholarship
- Trophy for the highest scoring team in the National Championship Round
How it Works
*Participants must register with CKSF to take the scholarship quizzes.
- There are four Challenge Round quiz during the months of August, September, October and November.
- The top 5 students at each school are advanced to the State Championship quiz (scholarship awarded).
- The top school from each state is advanced to the National Championship quiz.
- The highest scoring school/team receives the National Championship trophy.
Fall Challenge Rounds:
- Quiz 1: 8/16/2015 – 11/29/2015 – Atoms, Elements, Matter, Measurement & Problem Solving (Cheat Sheet)
- Quiz 2: 9/1/2015 – 11/29/2015 – Molecules, Compounds, Chemical Equations & Stoichiometry
- Quiz 3: 10/1/2015 – 11/29/2015 – Chemical Quantities, Aqueous Reactions & Thermodynamics (Cheat Sheet)
- –Quiz 4: 11/1/2015 – 11/29/2015 – Thermodynamics, Kinetics & Chemical Equilibrium (Cheat Sheet)
- State Championship Round: 12/2/2015 – 12/4/2015 Cumulative Quiz
- National Championship Round: 12/9/2015 – 12/11/2015 Cumulative Quiz
Winter Challenge Rounds:
- Quiz 1: 1/1/2016 – 4/29/2016 – The Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom & Periodic Properties of the Elements
- Quiz 2: 2/1/2016 – 4/29/2016 – Valance Bond Theory & Chemical Bonding: Lewis Theory, Molecular Shapes
- Quiz 3: 3/1/2016 – 4/29/2016 – Gases, Liquids & Solids
- Quiz 4: 4/1/2016 – 4/29/2016 – Nuclear Chemistry
- State Championship Round: 5/4/2016 – 5/6/2016 Cumulative Quiz
- National Championship Round: 5/11/2016 – 5/13/2016 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.