STOCKHOLM JUNIOR WATER PRIZE: NEW EQUIPMENT ACCESS GRANT PROGRAM!
WEF is partnering with HACH to offer a new grant program: interested high school students may apply for water quality testing equipment loans from HACH. These loans would be awarded on the basis of a student's interest in creating and submitting a water science research project to the 2024 USA Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition. A simple grant application form will be reviewed by WEF and HACH. This is a new effort aimed at increasing equity among high school students who are interested in water quality research. This year's inaugural application period will be November 1st to December 1st. Please submit the grant application form and encourage any high schooler to apply!
The U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was founded in 1997 by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to complement the Stockholm Water Prize. The SJWP is the world's most prestigious award presented to a high school student for a water-research project.
Since the prize's inception, WEF has conducted the U.S. SJWP to send a national winner to the international competition.
The competition is open to all high school students in grades 9-12 who have reached the age of 15 by August 1 of the competition year, and have conducted a water-science research project.
Naomi Park, the U.S. representative at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition in Sweden, has been named the winner of this international student ...Continue Reading
Eshani Jha of San Jose, Calif. was selected as the winner of the 2021 Stockholm Junior Water Prize, a prestigious international competition for students to present ...Continue Reading
As a founding partner of the Stockholm Water Prize, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) congratulates 2022 winner Wilfried Brutsaert, who was selected for his ...Continue Reading
Regional competitions are held each winter in advance of state competitions in the spring. State winners are sent to the in-person national competition in June. The U.S. SJWP winner receives a cash prize of $10,000, a crystal trophy, and represents the U.S. at the international competition each August at held at World Water Week in Sweden.Learn More
This competition is open to all high school students in grades 9 through 12 who have conducted water-related research science projects and have reached the age of 15 by August of the competition year. Teams of two may submit research and any student may self-nominate for their state competition.See all Eligibility Criteria
HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented the team from Japan with the award. The 2020 international winners are Hiroki Matsuhashi and Takuma Miyaki.
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