Think creatively. Solve a real-world problem.

The A.H. Nickless Innovation Award is designed to inspire innovators in this generation of high school students.

Presented by the Nickless Family Charitable Foundation, the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award is an annual award for high school students ages 13 to 18 in Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties. The award has been created to:

  • Challenge students to work in teams to think innovatively and build solutions to solve problems impacting our world today and into the future.
  • Promote the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills by showcasing talents in these fields.
  • Encourage students to consider creative marketing and financing elements to the solution they are addressing.
  • Provide financial awards for students’ future college costs and provide schools with grants to improve equipment, programs and resources.
  • Connect business mentors in the Great Lakes Bay Region with high school students to create an open dialogue and give the students real-world experience.