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World Science Scholars

World Science Scholars identifies and selects a small group of high school sophomores and juniors worldwide who have demonstrated extraordinary mathematical talent and provides them with a unique opportunity to grapple with challenging ideas and explore new disciplines in which to apply their abilities. In the process, students expand their perspectives, and new pathways open along which their genius can flourish, facilitating their potential to spark revolutionary breakthroughs.

The program fosters and sustains a vibrant community of exceptionally talented math students, esteemed professors, dedicated teaching fellows, and dynamic local mentors. This accomplished group is connected in-person at the annual World Science Festival in New York City and digitally through a robust social learning platform featuring interactive online courses, as well as riveting lectures and live sessions by leading scientists. 

Become a World Science Scholar

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 cohort from students who:

– Are high school sophomores or juniors (ages 15-17) during the 2020-2021 school year
– Demonstrate exceptional mathematical ability
– Are highly motivated and interested to learn outside the formal school setting
– Can understand and communicate complex mathematical and scientific ideas in English
– Have access to a computer with good internet connectivity

All three forms – Student Application Form, Parent/Guardian Recommendation Form, and Teacher/Mentor Recommendation Form –  must be completed and submitted online before any student will be considered. Completed applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the cohort is full, with priority given to forms received by 4:59 pm EST on February 28, 2020. Completed applications received after this date may be considered for a future cohort.


Do you know a student who should apply to become a World Science Scholar? Complete the brief Nomination Form now.

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World Science Scholars is made possible through the generous support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.