COLUMBUS, Miss. – About 100 high school students from throughout the state will gather at Mississippi University for Women to compete in the annual Regional Science Bowl Friday, Jan. 31.
The competition is being hosted by The W’s Department of Sciences and Mathematics from noon until 8 p.m. in Parkinson Hall.
Twenty-four teams will participate and compete for scholarships, trophies and the chance to move on to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.
Outstanding individual performances will be awarded with W scholarships. A $3,000 per year scholarship will be given to the individual with the highest score from the round robin, two $2,000 per year scholarships will go to the students with the next two highest scores and one $1,500 per year scholarship will be given to the participant with the next highest score. These scholarships are renewable for four years provided that satisfactory scholarship progress is made.
For more information, contact Dr. Dionne Fortenberry, chair of the Department of Sciences and Mathematics at The W, at (662) 329-7376.
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Jan. 29, 2014
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins