Regeneron Science Talent Search

Written by Paul Wynns

The Science Talent Search (STS), the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, was launched by the Society and Westinghouse in 1942.

Then and today, the competition seeks to identify the nation’s next generation of scientific leaders. The 40 STS finalists receive scholarships and a trip to Washington D.C. where they have an opportunity to interact with one another in addition to meeting prominent scientists and politicians.

Westinghouse sponsored the competition for the first 55 years, followed by Intel from 1998-2016. STS is currently sponsored by Regeneron as part of a 10-year, $100 million commitment to the Society. Today, nearly 2,000 high school seniors apply to Regeneron STS annually, competing for more than $3 million in awards, including a top prize of $250,000.

Multiple awards worth

$2,000 - $250,000

Application deadline


The Society for Science & the Public (SSP), established in 1921, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of scientific research and education. With a rich history of fostering public engagement in scientific research and education, SSP aims to inform, educate, and inspire. The organization is renowned for its prestigious science competitions, including the Science Talent Search, ...

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Eligibility information

High School Senior