Awards and prizes

Book prizes

Each year, the top 50 participants are awarded a book prize. The book is on the topic of physics and is selected by our SIN team. After the exam grades are released, an email requesting a shipping address will be sent to the exam administrator if your student(s) won a book prize. 

Entrance awards - Sir Isaac Newton (SIN) Scholarships

Each year several Sir Isaac Newton (SIN) Scholarships are offered to our incoming Physics & Astronomy students proceeding towards an honours degree in either regular or co-operative programs at the University of Waterloo. These entrance scholarships pay the student up to $5,000 in year 1, and up to $1,000 in years 2 to 4.  Book prizes are also given to the top 50 participants.

Continuing awards - SIN Assistantships and Scholarships

Every SIN Entrance Award winner may hold a SIN Assistantship which pays up to $800 each year (i.e. $400 per term at $9.00/hr for up to 44.5 hrs; for a maximum of 8 assistantships over the course of the recipient's undergrad degree). Given satisfactory academic and project performance renewal may be granted. To take up this Assistantship, and for renewal, students must contact the Physics Undergraduate Advisor/Co-ordinator. Assistantships involve the student in a project such as research or teaching development with a faculty member. This is very helpful for both parties involved and students often continue their studies in the topic of their SIN assistantship.

Contest day

May 5, 2022

Register by

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Login credentials will be emailed to the test proctor on Monday, May 2, 2022.

Results and certificates are not emailed out. Teachers can print certificates and access student results from their account.

Supervision Recommendation Note

The contest must be proctored and can ONLY be written in a supervised environment. There will be NO self-administered tests in 2022.