Regeneron Science Talent Search 2025 Application NOW OPEN!

Regeneron STS is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science research competition for high school students. Started in 1942 as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, Regeneron STS recognizes and empowers our nation’s most promising young scientists who are developing ideas that could solve society’s most urgent challenges. 

Each year, around 2,000 students enter the Regeneron STS, submitting original research in critically important scientific fields of study and full application for holistic review. Unique among high school competitions, the Regeneron STS focuses on identifying, inspiring, and engaging the nation’s most promising future leaders in STEM. 

Application Deadline is November 7, 2024 at 8pm ET. Open Your Application Today! 

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Important Dates for STS 2025

STS Application Period

June 1 – November 7, 2024

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Top 300 Scholars Announced

January 9, 2025

Top 40 Finalists Announced

January 23, 2025

Regeneron STS Finals Week

March 6 – 12, 2025

Public Exhibition of Projects

Sunday, March 9, 2025

Winners Announced at Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, March 11, 2025

Regeneron STS 2023 finalists and top winners at the awards ceremony on March 13, 2023.

Watch our 2024/2025Webinar Series!

View helpful information still relevant for the 2024/2025 season. Sign up for our webinar series and links will be emailed to you 30 minutes prior to each session.

  • Wednesday, July 17: Am I Eligible? Official Rules Overview (with Tips and Tricks) 
  • Wednesday, August 14: Advice from Experienced Educators: Teachers of past scholars will share their secrets with current entrants, and management advice for teachers new to the STS process. 
  • Wednesday, September 25: What Makes a Regeneron STS Top 40 Finalist? Application Advice for Entrants 
  • Tuesday, October 29: Advice from Alumni: Reasons to Apply! 
Science Talent Search 2024 - Capitol Steps, Washington DC

Meet the 2024 Finalists

Visit the Virtual Project Exhibition of Projects to learn about the top 40 finalists from this past year’s competition, view their project videos and more!

Meet the 2024 Top 300 Scholars!

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Congratulations Regeneron STS 2024 Top Winners

Regeneron and Society for Science announced the top ten winners of the Regeneron Science Talent Search, headed by Neel Mougdal, 17, of Saline, Michigan, who won the $250,000 top award.


The Top 3 winners of the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search: Thomas Cong (2nd place), Achyuta Rajaram (1st place) and Michelle Wei (3rd place)
Regeneron STS 2023 Finalist Kamisi Adetunji at Public Day.

Kamisi Adetunji, Regeneron STS Finalist 2023

Regeneron STS validated my place in research and science as a whole and allowed me to realize that I have potential and a future in the field. Although I had an idea of what I wanted my future career to be, STS, and Finals Week in particular, allowed me to see that my path does not have to be linear. It boosted my passion for science and intensified my curious mindset. I am incredibly grateful for Regeneron STS!

Regeneron STS 2023 Finalist Diego Emilio Suchenski Loustaunau at Public Day.

Diego Suchenski Loustaunau, Regeneron STS Finalist 2023

Regeneron STS is life-changing. There is no better program, and there are no better people to do it with. The people are the real prize. Showing that your humanity is as strong as your research is the key to success in STS.

2022 STS Finalist Nyasha Nyoni

Nyasha Nyoni, Regeneron STS Finalist 2022

I believe students should apply to STS because STS is such a great opportunity to showcase your scientific research and meet like-minded, passionate students who love science!

2022 STS Finalist Atreyus Bhavsar

Atreyus Bhavsar, Regeneron STS Finalist 2022

Students should apply to the Regeneron STS because it is an amazing opportunity to build community with some of the hardest-working student scientists. I encourage those to apply to the Regeneron STS while keeping in mind that you do not need to be the smartest in the room to apply, but instead the dedicated and passionate about science.

2022 STS Finalist Heloise Hoffmann

Heloise Hoffman, Regeneron STS Finalist 2022

“Not only did I gain incredible connections to cutting-edge researchers and the opportunity to meet with some of the most impactful scientists of our time, but I also made lifelong friendships with other like-minded students passionate about their work. Though STS is at its core a competition, nothing about our camaraderie felt competitive because we all felt so motivated by each other’s accomplishments and passions! I feel a renewed invigoration to follow my love for research to make a positive impact on the world, specifically in the curing of rare diseases.”

Carol Bauer in 1947 at Hydrocarbon Research, using a slide rule and drafting tools.

Carol Bauer, 1942 Westinghouse Science Talent Search

“At the time, majoring in engineering was a daring choice. My experience with the Westinghouse Science Talent Search gave me the confidence to make this decision.”

Amber Yang, 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search

“The Science Talent Search is arguably the most reputable science competition for high schoolers in the entire world.”

From the Society Blog

STS finalists pose with Gabriela Farfan at the Hope Diamond during their tour.
2024 Science Talent Search finalist Alexandra Mahajan
Hayley Bay Barna answers questions at the 2024 STS alumni dinner.

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