The top 250 competitors are recognized as National Biology Scholars.
- Each of the top 50 students will receive a National Biology Scholar with Distinction certificate.
- The next 200 students will receive a National Biology Scholar certificate.
Each school with 10 or more participating students will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement to award to its top scorer in the competition. Schools with fewer than 10 participating students will also receive a certificate if the top student in that school scored in the top 30% of all participants.
U of T National Biology Competition Scholarships will be awarded to the top 10 students in the competition to register in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto (St. George). The value of each scholarship in 2014 will increase from the 2013 value of $2,000; the exact amount will be posted here in January 2014.
- Receipt of a scholarship is conditional upon a student 1) obtaining a score in the competition above the 90th percentile, demonstrating outstanding academic performance in their final year of secondary school, and 2) registering in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto (St. George).
- Award winners who are not in their final year of secondary school can defer the acceptance of their scholarship.
A National Biology Competition Scholarship may be held along with other awards a student may receive, provided the terms of the other awards permit this. A high score on the exam may increase a student's chance of obtaining other awards from the University of Toronto, but a low mark will not hinder it.
Competition scores will not be used as a criterion for admission to university studies.
Each of the top 50 students will receive a share in the $3,750 in cash prizes, as follows:
- 1st: $500
- 2nd: $400
- 3rd: $300
- 4th: $200
- 5th: $100
- 6th - 50th: $50