2017 Regeneron STS 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 semifinalist 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 semifinalists, 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.
Past Years of the Science Talent Search
Please visit our STS by Year webpages for results, photos and updates from Science Talent Search 1942 - today.