Coaches Guide The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.

Eight finalist teams and their coaches will participate in the National Championship Event and compete for valuable scholarships and the Columbus Foundation Community Grant, plus a $200 development grant to further refine their idea.

2010 GuidelinesCheck out our videos to hear what participating coaches and judges have to say about the Christopher Columbus Awards program!

Latest Scoop: Team Update

2014 Semifinalist Teams >>The 2014-2015 Guidelines are now available.
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2014-2015 Deadline Date: February 2, 2015.