Awards at the Regeneron Science Talent Search

The Regeneron Science Talent Search proudly identifies future leaders in science, and awards deserving students and their schools with $3.1 million each year. The first place prize is $250,000—the largest academic prize available to a high school student in the United States.

Meet the Top 3 Winners from Regeneron STS 2019!

Entrant Awards

All Regeneron STS entrants who submit their applications by the November 2020 deadline will receive a t-shirt, laptop sticker and a one-year subscription to Science News magazine as recognition of their completion of the rigorous application, and to support and encourage their interests in scientific disciplines.

Here's how you can enter!

Scholar Awards

300 Regeneron STS Scholars chosen from all STS entrants receive $2,000. (Find the 2019 Scholars list here and check back for the 2020 Scholars on January 8.) In addition to the scholar award money, each scholar’s school will receive an award of $2,000 for each scholar named. This School Award recognizes excellence in teaching and school support of individual student researcher, and is to contribute to excellence in science, math or engineering education at the recipient school. In the case of home schooling, the award will be given to an affiliated school or school district of the home school or a qualified designee, after consultation with the Regeneron STS program manager.

Finalist Awards

40 Regeneron STS Finalists chosen from the 300 Scholars receive $25,000 (minimally) and a week in Washington, DC. In March, finalists travel to Washington, DC for the Regeneron Science Talent Institute. While in Washington, finalists display and present their research to thousands of visitors, many of them important figures in the government and scientific communities, promoting independent, inquiry-based science research.

On the basis of interviews with the judging panel and presentation of their research, 10 top award winners are selected, including the top winner, who is provided with a $250,000 award. Finalists who place in the top ten receive awards ranging from $40,000 for tenth place to $250,000 for first place.

View photos from the 2019 Finals Week!