Regeneron Science Talent Search Contest

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. The contest is intended for those who dedicate countless hours to original research projects and write up their results in reports that resemble graduate school theses. Each year, Regeneron STS semifinalists and finalists compete for $1.6 million in awards.

Society for Science & the Public (SSP), formerly known as Science Service, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of science, through its science education programs and publications, including the bi-weekly Science News magazine and the free-accessible online Science.


  • Any student who is enrolled in and attending his or her last year of secondary school (public, private, parochial, or home school) on the application deadline date in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas or any United States citizen enrolled in his or her senior or 12th grade year of secondary school
  • Entrants must be completing high school courses required for college applications and must not have entered any previous STS.
  • Sons and daughters of Society for Science & the Public employees, Trustees, Regeneron Science Talent Search evaluators or judges are not eligible to enter the Regeneron Science Talent Search.
  • Only one entry per student.
  • Applicants must:
  1. Be over 13 years of age and have legal parental or guardian consent to submit the application and participate or
  2. Be 18 years of age or older, or be an emancipated minor.

How to Apply:

For applying the contest, the candidates are required to sign-up by the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Responses to short answer and essay questions are entered directly into the online application web pages.
  • The Research Report, Institutional Review Board approval (for human participants), and International Animal Care and Use Committee approval (for non-human vertebrate animal exceptions) are uploaded by entrants as Word documents or PDFs.
  • Requests for educator recommendations, project recommendations, and high school reports are sent via e-mail by the online recommendation system at the request of the entrant. Recommenders receive a unique PIN and are prompted to create a password to complete and submit forms online. Counselors may upload transcripts on the high school report or mail a hard copy to SSP at the student’s request. Students are responsible for the timely receipt of transcripts.
  • To submit a hard copy official transcript it must be provided in a sealed envelope that is signed across the seal by a counselor or administrator. Transcripts should be received by 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on November 9, 2016, at: Society for Science & the Public Re: Regeneron STS Transcripts 1719 N Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Ten finalists are selected for top awards. Award amounts are as follows:

  • First Place Award: $250,000
  • Second Place Award: $175,000
  • Third Place Award: $150,000
  • Fourth Place Award: $100,000
  • Fifth Place Award: $90,000
  • Sixth Place Award: $80,000
  • Seventh Place Award: $70,000
  • Eighth Place Award: $60,000
  • Ninth Place Award: $50,000
  • Tenth Place Award: $40,000
  • Remaining Thirty Finalists: $25,000

Application Deadline:

  • Application Deadline: November 16, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time
  • Transcript and Recommendation Due Date: November 9, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time
  • Technical Support Deadline: November 15, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time

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