Regeneron Science Talent Search Award

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

November 15

Awarded By

Society for Science

Award Amount

The first-place finalist will receive $250,000. Top ten finalists will also receive a substantial award. The top 40 finalists will receive $2,000 as well as a fully funded trip to the Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C. Each of the 260 semifinalists who do not advance to the finalist round will receive an award of $2,000. All awards are made on an annual basis, and are non-renewable.


A total of 300 awards will be offered annually. Awards will be disbursed as follows: 260 semifinalists, 40 finalists.

Additional Information

Since 1942, Science Service has been in the business of making dreams come true through the science talent search. Each year, this nationwide competition encourages talented high school seniors to pursue careers in science, math, engineering and medicine. It is strongly advised that the entire rules document be read completely by entrants, teachers, and interested parties to ensure that rules and expectations are thoroughly understood and met. Of the entries received, 300 students will be named as semifinalists. Additional review of applications will begin at this time, so that those 300 entries may be narrowed down further, to 40 finalists. The 40 Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalists will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the Science Talent Institute in March 2018. The five-day visit will include the final in-depth judging process, visits to historic sites and cultural institutions, and meetings with national leaders and prominent scientists and engineers. Please note: Participation in the Science Talent Institute is a requirement of the competition. The Science Talent Institute culminates in a black-tie banquet honoring the forty finalists, to be held in March 2018. The evening will conclude with the announcement of the top nine scholarship winners of the Annual Science Talent Search. Sons and daughters of Science Service employees, search evaluators or judges are not eligible to enter the competition.

Deadline Info

This is a research competition. Applications are available on the Science Service website. To enter, the applicant must submit an original research project in one of the fifteen science service rese ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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