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Science Talent Search 2017 Top 300 Scholars announced

9:15AM, January 4, 2017
The top winners of the 2016 Science Talent Search on stage.

The top winners of the 2016 Science Talent Search on stage.

Three hundred high school seniors were named scholars in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program founded and produced by Society for Science & the Public.

Head here to view the full list of scholars, coming from 182 high schools in 36 states and three American and international high schools oversees.

The scholars – chosen from more than 1,700 applicants – were selected on the basis of their exceptional promise as scientists, excellent record of academic achievement, and outstanding recommendations from teachers and other scientists.

“These exceptional students are true leaders and innovators – the top young scientists in our country today," Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News said in a blog post on Medium. "They have an enthusiasm and passion for STEM that I know will inspire them to do amazing things as they head to college and beyond."

Regeneron, a leading science and technology company delivering life-transforming medicines for serious diseases, is the new sponsor of the Science Talent Search – only the third in its history. As part of its 10-year, $100 million commitment, Regeneron has significantly increased monetary awards to better recognize the best and brightest young talent and energize the next generation of groundbreaking minds. Regeneron has nearly doubled the overall award distribution to $3.1 million annually, increased the top award to $250,000, and doubled the awards for the top 300 young scholars and their schools to $2,000 each to inspire more young people to engage in science.

For more information on the Regeneron Science Talent Search and the scholars, please head to our Medium page.

Check back on Jan. 24, when 40 of the top 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists.

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