More than half of the 283 spellers in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee said their best subject is either math or science, two S.T.E.M academic disciplines. This adds up to well-rounded students.
From Scripps, a $30,000 cash prize and the Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved trophy
From Words With Friends, a $5,000 cash prize
From Merriam-Webster, a $2,500 U.S. savings bond and a complete reference library
From Encyclopædia Britannica, $1,100 of reference works including the Britannica Global Edition, 1768 Encyclopædia Britannica Replica Set Deluxe Edition, and 3-year membership to Britannica Online Premium
From Scripps, Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved plaques
A medal from the Scripps National Spelling Bee
From Mr. Jay Sugarman, The Samuel Louis Sugarman Award—a 2015 United States Mint Proof Set presented by Mr. Sugarman in honor of his father
*Spellers who are eliminated from the competition in the same round are assigned the same rank (place). If Bee officials declare Co-Champions, each Co-Champion will receive a $30,000 first place cash prize.