The Society for Science & the Public (Society) is pleased to announce the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Any student who is enrolled in and attending his or her last year of secondary school in the US and its territories may apply. Also, students who are US citizens living abroad may qualify.The Regeneron STS is the nation’s most prestigious science competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists.Each year in late January, from among the 300 scholars, 40 finalists are announced.The Regeneron STS offers 10 top awards, with a top award of $250,000.Each of the 300 students named a scholar in the Regeneron STS will receive a $2,000 award for their outstanding scientific research and each school will receive an award of $2,000 for each scholar named.
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- 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 on the application deadline date attending a:
- Department of Defense Dependents School or an accredited overseas American or International School
- Foreign school as an exchange student
- Foreign school because his/her parent(s) is temporarily working and living abroad.
- 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:
- Be over 13 years of age and have legal parental or guardian consent to submit the application and participate, or
- Be 18 years of age or older, or
- Be an emancipated minor.
- Not have already earned a high school diploma.
How to Apply:
To apply, the applicant can submit online application through the given link: https://sciencetalentsearch.fluidreview.com/
There are four components of the application:
- Basic Information and Essay Questions – Applicants enter responses directly into the text boxes on the web pages of the application.
- Document Uploads – Documents such as the research report, IRB summary, and IACUC approvals, where applicable, will be uploaded to the application as pdf files.
- The research report: name your file “LASTNAME.FIRSTNAME.AREACODE.”For example, if Bob Smith entered the Regeneron Science Talent Search and his phone number was 123-456-7890, and then his file name would be Smith.Bob.123. The Research Report must be 20 pages or less. This includes all photos, tables, graphs, charts, drawings, maps, and appendices.
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval Form: This form can be used by students who would like to perform research involving human participants. Students that have approval through their research institution do not need to use this form. Using Intel ISEF forms is acceptable, as well. https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/STS/2017/Application/IRB-Form.pdf
- Transcripts – Applicants must ask their High School Report provider to upload a scanned copy to their High School Report.
- Recommendations – Each applicant has the option of requesting a second recommendation of each type. Each student must request at least one Project Recommendation, one High School Report, and one Educator Recommendation.
- Project Recommendation: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/STS/2018/Application/Project-Recommendation.pdf
- High School Report: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/STS/2018/Application/High-School-Report.pdf
- Educator Recommendation: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/STS/2018/Application/Educator-Recommendation.pdf
- Proof of citizenship is required for 1b (above).
- Transcripts and test scores
- Document Uploads – Documents such as the research report, IRB summary, and IACUC approvals, where applicable, will be uploaded to the application as pdf files
Financial Aid and Award Money:
- The Regeneron STS offers 10 top awards, with a top award of $250,000.
- Annually, over 1,800 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 awards their schools each year 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.
- Scholar Awards: Each of the 300 students named a scholar in the Regeneron STS will receive a $2,000 award for their outstanding scientific research. These awards will be mailed to scholars in late spring, upon completion of required verification information.
- School Awards: The Regeneron STS School Award recognizes excellence in teaching and school support of individual student research. Each school will receive an award of $2,000 for each scholar named.
- Each year, Regeneron STS scholars and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards.
- All awards will be paid in the year they are awarded if the student has provided the necessary documentation to process payment. Awards not disbursed within two years of the award date will be subject to forfeiture.
- For individual awards greater than or equal to $20,000, annual payments will be made.
- The awardee must be an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing to receive payment.
- Each finalist will attend the Regeneron Science Talent Institute in March in Washington, DC to compete for top awards.
The applications for the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search are due on November 15, 2017, at 8 pm Eastern Time.
Link for More Information:
If you have any question, contact by email the Society at sts-at-societyforscience.org.