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Regeneron STS 2017 Scholars

On January 4, the Society named the top scholars (formerly called semifinalists) of the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition.   The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of the Society for Science & the Public, recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating the ideas and solutions that solve our most urgent challenges.

 This year, Regeneron becomes only the third sponsor of the Science Talent Search, with a 10-year, $100 million commitment.  Regeneron is a company founded with the goal of transforming lives through science and its most important and social commitment has been to support the development of highly engaged, well-training and innovative young thinkers.

 Each scholar receives a $2,000 award from Regeneron with an additional $2,000 going to his or her school, resulting in $1.2 million in total scholar awards aimed at inspiring more young people to engage in science. The competition overall awards $3.1 million to provide the opportunities and resources that students need to become the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and STEM leaders. 40 finalists will be announced on January 24, 2017. 

 To learn more, view the list of scholarsdownload the Scholars Book, and read a blog post on Medium by Maya Ajmera, Society for Science and the Public President and CEO and Publisher of Science News.


Regeneron Science Talent Search

Learn more about the 10-year, $100 million commitment

The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (Society) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.  Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse, then with Intel 1998-2016, and now with Regeneron, the Society has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.


Regeneron STS calendar


June 1, 2016
2017 Application Open. Regeneron STS implemented a new application this year using Fluid Review, an application system owned by Survey Monkey and also used by our Broadcom MASTERS competition.  We believe this will improve ease of use for applicants and recommenders.  Essay questions, questions about the research project, required recommendations and transcript requirement  remain the same as the 2016 application.

November 9, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Transcript and Recommendation Due Date

November 15, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Technical Support Deadline

November 16, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Application Deadline

January 4, 2017
Top 300 Scholars Announcement

January 24, 2017
Finalist Announcement

March 12, 2017
Public Exhibition of Projects

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