OSSINING, N.Y. -- A delegation of staff and scientists from Tarrytown-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals recently visited Ossining High School to give their congratulations to the school’s three 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition and is a program of the Society for Science & the Public, according to a release from the Ossining Union Free School District.
The Science Talent Search recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating the ideas and solutions that solve the nation's most urgent challenges, the release said.
The 300 STS scholars were chosen from 1,749 applicants in 46 states and seven American and international schools overseas. They were selected based on their exceptional promise as scientists, academic achievement and recommendations from teachers and other scientists, according to the release.
The scholars will receive $2,000 each, with an additional $2,000 granted to their school.
The Society for Science & the Public, which created the competition in 1942, will announce 40 finalists on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Those students will spend a week in Washington, D.C. in March and compete for $1.8 million in awards from Regeneron, including a top award of $250,000. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 14.