Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS)

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Fair

Categories:Mathematics, Science, STEM

Scope:National

Contact


sts@societyforscience.org

The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the United States’ oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. Alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and have earned many of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including thirteen Nobel Prizes, eleven National Medals of Science and two Fields Medals. Each year, over 1,900 high school seniors from around the country accept the challenge of conducting independent science, math or engineering research and completing an entry for the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search recognizes 300 students as scholars and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Regeneron STS scholars and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards, with $2,000 awarded to scholars and their schools and finalists receiving a minimum of $25,000. The top winner receives $250,000. Regeneron STS is owned and produced by the Society for Science.

Applications for the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) are open June 1 through November 8, 2023 at 8pm ET. Students who enter Regeneron STS can look forward to exciting awards and experiences, with prizes awarded at every level of entry. The top 300 scholars and 40 finalists will be announced in January 2024. Please email sts@societyforscience.org with any questions you may have about the application process, and visit our website at societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts/ to sign up for webinars, program updates and events.

Applications for the 2024 Regeneron STS must be submitted between June 1 and November 8, 2023 at 8pm ET via the online system at sciencetalentsearch.smapply.org. Applications consist of essays, recommendations from teachers and mentors, and more, including the submission of an independent science research project. Applications are reviewed by a panel of expert judges. 300 scholars and 40 top finalists are selected and announced in January each year. Finalists are brought to Washington, DC in March for final judging and the opportunity to interact with one another and industry and government leaders.

Regeneron STS applications are first checked for eligibility, including meeting the Application Deadline, qualifying as a contestant, and submitting independent and original work. Regeneron STS utilizes a holistic review process to identify future leaders in STEM. All components of the application package are considered in this review. Entries are reviewed by three or more PhD scientists, mathematicians, or engineers in the subject area of the entry. Scholars and finalists are selected by a panel of distinguished judges from a variety of disciplines, using all available entry evidence, with greatest weight given to the Research Report. Judges are looking for students exhibiting exceptional research skills, a commitment to academics and their extracurricular pursuits, innovative thinking, promise as a scientist, and evidence of leadership in their communities.
Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) Awards

Team Award.

Prizes are awarded at every level of entry. All entrants receive an exclusive entrant t-shirt, laptop stickers and 1 year subscription to Science News magazine. The top 300 scholars each receive a $2,000 cash prize; the high schools of each scholar also receive $2,000 per scholar to go toward science research at the school. 40 finalists receive a minimum of a $25,000 scholarship, with the top 10 winners receiving between $40,000 and $250,000 to go toward their education.

Website: https://societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts/

Managing Organization: Society for Science

Contact:

sts@societyforscience.org

Eligibility:
Interested students must meet all of the eligibility requirements listed below in order to apply to Regeneron STS.

  1. Applicants must: a) be over 13 years of age and have legal parental or guardian consent to submit the application and participate, OR b) be 18 years of age or older, OR c) be an emancipated minor.
  2. On the application deadline, applicants must be: a) A student (of any citizenship) who is enrolled in and attending the 12th grade/their last year of secondary school (public, private, parochial or home school) who maintains residence in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas, OR b) A United States citizen enrolled in their final year of secondary school on the application deadline date attending a: Department of Defense Dependents School, accredited overseas American or International School, foreign school as an exchange student, or foreign school because their parent(s)/guardian(s) are temporarily working and living abroad. Proof of citizenship and school accreditation is required.
 

Overview

The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the United States’ oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. Alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and have earned many of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including thirteen Nobel Prizes, eleven National Medals of Science and two Fields Medals. Each year, over 1,900 high school seniors from around the country accept the challenge of conducting independent science, math or engineering research and completing an entry for the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search recognizes 300 students as scholars and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Regeneron STS scholars and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards, with $2,000 awarded to scholars and their schools and finalists receiving a minimum of $25,000. The top winner receives $250,000. Regeneron STS is owned and produced by the Society for Science.

Applications for the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) are open June 1 through November 8, 2023 at 8pm ET. Students who enter Regeneron STS can look forward to exciting awards and experiences, with prizes awarded at every level of entry. The top 300 scholars and 40 finalists will be announced in January 2024. Please email sts@societyforscience.org with any questions you may have about the application process, and visit our website at societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts/ to sign up for webinars, program updates and events.

Process

Applications for the 2024 Regeneron STS must be submitted between June 1 and November 8, 2023 at 8pm ET via the online system at sciencetalentsearch.smapply.org. Applications consist of essays, recommendations from teachers and mentors, and more, including the submission of an independent science research project. Applications are reviewed by a panel of expert judges. 300 scholars and 40 top finalists are selected and announced in January each year. Finalists are brought to Washington, DC in March for final judging and the opportunity to interact with one another and industry and government leaders.

Criteria

Regeneron STS applications are first checked for eligibility, including meeting the Application Deadline, qualifying as a contestant, and submitting independent and original work. Regeneron STS utilizes a holistic review process to identify future leaders in STEM. All components of the application package are considered in this review. Entries are reviewed by three or more PhD scientists, mathematicians, or engineers in the subject area of the entry. Scholars and finalists are selected by a panel of distinguished judges from a variety of disciplines, using all available entry evidence, with greatest weight given to the Research Report. Judges are looking for students exhibiting exceptional research skills, a commitment to academics and their extracurricular pursuits, innovative thinking, promise as a scientist, and evidence of leadership in their communities.

Awards

Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) Awards

Team Award.

Prizes are awarded at every level of entry. All entrants receive an exclusive entrant t-shirt, laptop stickers and 1 year subscription to Science News magazine. The top 300 scholars each receive a $2,000 cash prize; the high schools of each scholar also receive $2,000 per scholar to go toward science research at the school. 40 finalists receive a minimum of a $25,000 scholarship, with the top 10 winners receiving between $40,000 and $250,000 to go toward their education.

Participate

Website: https://societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts/

Managing Organization: Society for Science

Contact:

sts@societyforscience.org

Eligibility:
Interested students must meet all of the eligibility requirements listed below in order to apply to Regeneron STS.

  1. Applicants must: a) be over 13 years of age and have legal parental or guardian consent to submit the application and participate, OR b) be 18 years of age or older, OR c) be an emancipated minor.
  2. On the application deadline, applicants must be: a) A student (of any citizenship) who is enrolled in and attending the 12th grade/their last year of secondary school (public, private, parochial or home school) who maintains residence in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas, OR b) A United States citizen enrolled in their final year of secondary school on the application deadline date attending a: Department of Defense Dependents School, accredited overseas American or International School, foreign school as an exchange student, or foreign school because their parent(s)/guardian(s) are temporarily working and living abroad. Proof of citizenship and school accreditation is required.