Intel Science Talent Search

Scholarship Overview:
The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Over 3,000 finalists have received more than $18 million in awards to support their college educations, and thousands of scholars have received millions more. Entrants receive a t-shirt and a Regeneron Science Talent Search laptop sticker in recognition of their hard work. The Regeneron Science Talent Search identifies scientific leaders of the future. The application process values the project, but also considers entrants’ academic and leadership potential through analysis of essays, transcripts, and other supporting materials.

Website: Intel Science Talent Search
Application: Access Here
Preview Application Questions: Access Here
Rules & Entry Instructions: View Here
Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Any student (of any citizenship) who is enrolled in and attending his or her last year of secondary school (public, private, parochial, or home school) on the application deadline date in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas; OR
  • Any United States citizen enrolled in his or her senior or 12th-grade year of secondary school on the application deadline date attending
  • Entrants must be completing high school courses required for college applications and must not have entered any previous STS
  • Sons and daughters of Society for Science & the Public employees, Trustees, Intel Science Talent Search evaluators or judges are not eligible to enter the Intel Science Talent Search
  • Applicants must be over 13 years of age and must have legal parental or guardian consent to submit the application and participate or be 18 years of age or older, or be an emancipated minor
  • Only one entry per student

You can expect to complete…

  1. Research Report (up to 20 pages) describing the independent, original research project, and essays and other information about the project.
  2. Essays about your potential as a scientist.
  3. Basic information about you, your activities, your high school, etc.
  4. Recommendations (includes your transcripts). Each student must request at least one Project Recommendation, one High School Report (transcripts are only accepted online), and one Educator Recommendation. Each applicant has the option of requesting a second recommendation of each type.
  5. Test Scores are optional. Students who choose to share them do not need to send official reports.
  6. Paperwork, if your project involves Humans, Vertebrate Animals, or Tissue. Our Rules Wizard will help you determine what to submit.

Please Note: All materials, including recommendations, must be submitted by the deadline (Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 8pm Eastern Time). No exceptions will be made.

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Contact Information:

$25,000 - $250,000