2020-2021 eCYBERMISSION Award information

Each grade level participating in eCYBERMISSION will receive the following awards:

State* Awards:

  • First-Place State Winners** - $1,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bond at maturity per student.
  • Second-Place State Winners** - $500 U.S. Series EE Savings Bond at maturity per student.
  • Honorable Mention Awards** - Award certificate.

Regional Awards:

  • All Regional Finalists - additional $1,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bond (at maturity) per student.
  • First-Place Regional Winners** - additional $2,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bond at maturity per student and an all-expenses paid trip to the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area to compete for the First-Place National Award.

National Awards:

  • First-Place National Winners - additional $6,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bond at maturity per student.

*Non-U.S. based Department of Defense Education Activity school entries will be considered as one state (i.e., Armed Forces Europe and Armed Forces Pacific). U.S. Territories and Commonwealths will be considered as one state (i.e., American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico).

**In order to be eligible for an eCYBERMISSION Award, the Mission Folder must have received a composite score of at least 300 during the Virtual Judging process.

***The eCYBERMISSION regional map can be found here.

All savings bond values are at maturity.

STEM-In-Action Grants:

Are you interested in getting funds to actually implement your solution to a community problem? Read on!

This grant will award funds to competitively selected regional finalist teams to implement their project solutions into their local community. These awards are independent of the selection of eCYBERMISSION national finalists.

The AEOP STEM-in-Action Grant will be awarded to five teams selected by judges based on the evaluation of the teams' proposed implementation plans. Each of the five selected teams will receive an award of up to $5,000 and will be invited to the National Judging and Educational Event in June. Evaluation of STEM-in-Action awards will remain separate from the teams' overall project scores. The grants will be awarded across all grades to the teams whose implementation plans prove that their projects provide the greatest possible impact within their communities. A team does not have to be a national finalist team for this grant opportunity. It is open to any regional finalist team.

All teams accepted into as eCYBERMISSION regional finalists will be permitted to expand their proposed community benefits, which then becomes your implementation plan. This optional activity enables teams to develop a concrete plan to further develop their project into a mature and scalable solution, and effectively implement these solutions into their local communities. Students are encouraged to closely work with a U.S. Army Scientist or Engineer CyberGuide when creating their implementation plan.