Invest In The Youth Of Today For A Strong America Tomorrow

We seek your financial support in defraying operating expenses and providing awards for the Connecticut Science Fair. Our program is only possible because of the untiring efforts of our dedicated volunteers and the financial support of Connecticut businesses and foundations.

At the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair, 7th – 12th graders present their research and engineering work to scientists and engineering professionals. Technical and communication skills stressed by project work prepare young people to deal with the rapidly changing aspects of our highly technological society.

While many of the Fair’s participants do go on to science and engineering professions, there are life long benefits for those who do not. We often hear from these alumni how valuable their science fair experience has proven in their chosen careers.

Suggested levels of support
  • Major Category Sponsor – $10,000
  • Project Sponsor – $5,000
  • Category Sponsor – $3,000
  • Grant Sponsor – $1,000
  • Contributor – $200
  • Friend of the Fair – $100

For contributions of $1,000 or more, student awards will be presented by the fair in the name of the donor as part of the special awards program. For project grants of $5,000 or more we would be delighted to work with your organization in developing a high visibility fair project.

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate sponsorships support Fair operations and new projects. The Fair is currently seeking sponsorship for new and existing categories. Our goal is to provide rich and varied forms of recognition for students, their advisors and schools.

Special Award Sponsors

Professional societies and businesses may sponsor awards that focus on their unique interests. These awards require a minimum value of $100 per student. Businesses are also asked to provide a minimum $100 contribution to the Fair program. Contact for more details.

Special Category and Project Sponsorship

Opportunities include:

  • Teacher and student workshops
  • Student/teacher/volunteer recognition awards program
  • School group visit day and science demonstration show
  • Special Categories such as Computer Science, Future Sustainability, Team Categories, and new categories not currently in the fair’s program.

With no paid staff, contributions are used for running the fair, student and volunteer meals, student awards, and trips for the top placing high school projects to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the GENIUS Olympiad competitions.

The Connecticut Science Fair Association is a nonprofit, educational, tax-exempt organization.
(EIN 06 6070725). Your donation is tax deductible.

We would be pleased to meet with you to more fully present our organization’s program. If you have any questions, please call me (Frank LaBanca) at 860-635-1139 or email our President, Brad Guilani @

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Frank LaBanca,
Fair Director Connecticut Science Fair Association, Inc.