World Science Scholars selects a small group of international high school students with extraordinary mathematical talent and provides them with an unparalleled opportunity to apply their abilities to unexplored disciplines. Guided by world-renowned experts, Scholars examine the ways that advanced mathematics skills can be applied to solve complex challenges in a wide range of multidisciplinary fields.
Scholars expand their perspectives and deepen their knowledge by grappling with mathematical ideas in new and unfamiliar contexts. Many of the features of this free two-year program, including its emphasis on creating a vibrant and enduring community of Scholars, cannot be found elsewhere.
With topics ranging from particle physics, computational thinking, and neuroscience to climate change, astrobiology, and string theory, these college and graduate-level courses challenge and inspire. Scholars take self-paced courses with interactive demonstrations, exercises, discussions, and video lectures. They collaborate on projects, attend virtual lab tours, connect with Teaching Fellows, and engage with professors in Live Sessions.
The caliber of the WSS faculty is unmatched. Scholars have the rare chance to engage with Nobel Laureates, Breakthrough Prize recipients, and other cutting-edge researchers who serve as WSS professors, including Brian Greene, Mandë Holford, Miguel Nicolelis, Shep Doeleman, Stephen Wolfram, Cumrun Vafa, Suzana Herculano-Houzel, among many others.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 cohort from students who:
Applications must be completed through GoogleForms. You can view the applications, prior to completing them here.
Priority given to applications received online by April 30, 2021. Completed applications received after this date may be considered for a future cohort. Notifications will be emailed in early June 2021.
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Coming from a variety of backgrounds, places, and interests, Scholars discuss, debate, collaborate on projects, and forge friendships with like-minded peers in an enriching, vibrant, intellectual, and social network that extends well into the future.
Scholars may also make real-life connections through a chance to meet fellow Scholars and professors in person at the annual World Science Festival in New York City each Spring.
World Science Scholars is made possible through the generous support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.