Nominations should be solicited from the science faculty with a deadline date of May 3rd of the academic year.
Students may self-nominate, but they must have a letter of reference from a science teacher or someone who is working in a scientific discipline. This letter of reference may not be from someone who is related to the student.
Guidance counselors may also nominate students.
The excellence in a wide variety of science courses criteria must include at least 1 AP science course.
The passion for science criteria is met by the indication of majoring in a science related field in college along with demonstrating an interest in science related field in college along with demonstrating an interest in science related activities or hobbies. Camping, hunting and fishing interests alone are not sufficient to meet these criteria.