300 high school seniors have been named scholars in the newly re-named Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program founded and produced by Society for Science & the Public. The biotechnology firm is taking over as the lead sponsor of the prestigious STEM competition after Intel famously dropped out.
And Regeneron isn’t just keeping the Science Talent Search alive, it’s also doubling the overall award amount to $3.1 million. The top award has been increased to $250,000, and it has also doubled the awards for the top 300 young scholars and their schools to $2,000 each in an effort to get more young people involved with the competition.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars, previously called semifinalists, were selected from 1,749 applicants hailing from 527 high schools in 46 states and seven American and international high schools overseas.
“Regeneron is honored to support the Science Talent Search, Society for Science & the Public and these outstanding scholars,” said Hala Mirza, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Citizenship at Regeneron. “We believe the Regeneron Science Talent Search can play a critical role in encouraging talented young people to pursue their interest in STEM and become the leaders and innovators who will shape our future.”
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