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WACKER Science Award

The WACKER Science Award is designed to engage students in science, technology and engineering, and to encourage career goals in these areas. With a science or engineering focus in college, a world of opportunity is available to these students – including a possible career at WACKER.

WACKER POLYSILICON North America launched the WACKER Science Award in 2014 for Bradley County and Cleveland City high schools in Tennessee. It is our goal with this award to support and encourage students who demonstrate a strong aptitude and passion for science.

The award is a $1000 scholarship, applied directly to college tuition, for the most eligible student who submits an essay which best answers the following question: Why do you wish to pursue science or engineering after high school?

Essays, transcripts and applications for the WACKER Science Award are accepted for submission by a guidance counselor at Bradley Central High School, Cleveland High School or Walker Valley High School.


  • A graduating senior in good standing at one of the following high schools: Bradley Central High School, Cleveland High School, Walker Valley High School
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • A average in science classes (93 to 100 percentage range)
  • Plans to attend a university full time
  • Proven interest in science (ex. participates in science fairs, projects, clubs if available)
  • Intent to pursue a science or engineering degree
  • Immediate family members of WACKER employees are not eligible for this award

One winner will be selected from each of the three high schools mentioned above. Each winner will receive:

  • $1,000 scholarship (one-time award)
  • Physical award to display at home
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Eligibility for a WPNA internship in Junior/Senior year of college
  • Global recognition within WACKER
  • Recognition in front of peers, parents, teachers on senior night