Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition

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Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition

Applications are open for the Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition organized by the Society for Science & the Public. The competition is open to United States citizen enrolled in his or her senior or 12th-grade year of secondary school on the application deadline.

This is s the oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • 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; or
    • foreign school as an exchange student; or
    • foreign school because his/her parent(s) are temporarily working and living abroad.
  • Entrants must be completing high school courses required for college applications and must not have entered any previous STS.
  • 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 & Competition Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:


  • 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.
  • Entrants must select one of the given categories:
    • Animal Sciences (AS):
    • Behavioral and social sciences (BE):
    • Biochemistry (BI):
    • Bioengineering (BN):
    • Cellular and molecular biology (CM):
    • Chemistry (CH)
    • Computer science (CS):
    • Computational biology and bioinformatics (CB):
    • Earth and planetary science (EP):
    • Engineering (EN):
    • Environmental science (EV):
    • Genomics (GE):
    • Mathematics (MA):
    • Medicine and health (ME):
    • Materials science (MS):
    • Physics (PH):
    • Plant sciences (PS):
    • Space science (SS):
  • Entries in the Regeneron Science Talent Search are submitted online.
  • All components of the application must be included in the online submission, including school transcripts and test scores.
  • Components of the application are managed as follows:
  • Responses to short answer and essay questions are entered directly into the online application web pages.
  • The Research Report (maximum 20-page research paper), Institutional Review Board approval (for human participants), and International Animal Care and Use Committee approval (for non-human vertebrate animals) are uploaded by entrants as Adobe Acrobat files (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 an email invitation and are prompted to create a password to complete and submit forms online.
  • Counselors must upload transcripts on the high school report as PDFs. Mailed, hard copies are not accepted. Students are responsible for the timely receipt of transcripts and recommendations.


  • Scholar awards: Each of the 300 students named a scholar in the Regeneron Science Talent Search will receive a $2,000 award for their outstanding scientific
  • School awards: The Regeneron Science Talent Search 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 in the Regeneron Science Talent Search.
  • Finalist awards: A panel of judges representing expertise across the disciplines of entry convenes and selects forty finalists from among the scholars. These students are awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, where they will participate in individual interviews and display their work for the judges. 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:

The Regeneron STS 2019 application is now open until Wednesday, November 10.

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