Program OverviewPicture of science fair
The goals of the Gelfand Science, Engineering, and Maker Fair program are to increase student participation in and raise the quality of school science, engineering, and maker fairs. All public, private, charter, and parochial schools in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Lake, and Geauga  counties are eligible to apply with priority given to schools in those districts designated as “high-needs” by the Ohio Department of Education.

Teachers may request up to $1,000 to support a fair in their school. Applicants proposing fairs with up to 75 students may request up to $500, those proposing fairs with 75-100 students may request up to $750, and those proposing fairs with more than 100 participants may request up to $1000.


Student group at Gelfand Expo


Contact Jim Bader for more information (; (216) 368-­5289).

Click here to access the 2021-2022 application.