About the Scholarship
The High School Biology Scholarship is both an individual scholarship and a team competition for high school students. It rewards the top scoring student and declares the top school in the country as the National Championship Winner. This online quiz competition covers a common biology curriculum making it a great resource to see what you know about general biology.
~A Perfect Way to Prepare for the AP Biology Exam~
All high school students in the United States.
1st place October - December 2014 - $250 Scholarship
1st place February - April 2015 - $250 Scholarship
School with highest team score - National Championship Trophy
How it Works
Participants must register with CKSF to take the scholarship quizzes.
There are two rounds, the "Challenge Round" and the "Championship Round." The Challenge Round has two quizzes and all students at a school that participate automatically become part of that school's "team." The top 20 scores at each school are added together to get the school team score. The school with the highest team score in each state advances to compete in the National Championship Round.
At the end of the Championship Round, the highest scoring school earns the National Championship Trophy and the overall highest scoring student receives a $250 scholarship which may be used at the college of his or her choice.
The High School Biology Scholarship is administered twice each a year (see dates below).
Interested in becoming your school's CKSF Team Leader? CLICK HERE!
October - December 2014
Quiz 1: 10/20/2014 - 12/14/2014 - Basic Chemistry and Cellular Processes
Quiz 2: 11/17/2014 - 12/14/2014 - Gene Activity and Evolution
Championship Round: 12/17/2014 - 12/19/2014 - Combination quiz
February - April 2015
Quiz 1: 02/16/2015 - 04/19/2015 - Plant Diversity and Animal Diversity
Quiz 2: 03/16/2015 - 04/19/2015 - Physiology and Ecology
Championship Round: 04/22/2015 - 04/24/2015 - Combination 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. Results are available immediately to each participant and the overall ranking is available within three hours under the "Results" tab at www.cksf.org.