Top Scholars announced January 4!
Regeneron provides $100 million for Science Talent Search and outreach programming
Top winners announced on March 15
Science Talent Search Finalists meet President Obama. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
Science Talent Search celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016
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 scholars, download 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
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
January 4, 2017
Top 300 Scholars Announcement
January 24, 2017
March 12, 2017
Public Exhibition of Projects