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Rising Scientist Awards

Offered by Child Mind Institute

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 19, 2024
5 awards worth

$2,000

Grade level

High School Junior

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

July 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a college-bound high school junior who demonstrates interest and achievement in psychology, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering research? If so, you may be eligible for the Rising Scientist Awards! Each year, the awards annually grant $2,000 to five (5) high school juniors who have participated in scientific research in one of the three areas of focus (psychology, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering). Applicants should also demonstrate strong academic performance in their science courses and must be nominated by a school faculty member or administrator to be considered for the scholarship. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need. They’ve become a leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health by providing gold-standard evidence-based care, delivering educational resources to millions of families each year, training educators in underserved communities, and developing tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Junior

Academic Interest

Neurobiology, Psychology

Application information

In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must be nominated by a school faculty member or a school administrator, in addition to submitting the application materials below.

Essay

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For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Child Mind Institute at [email protected].

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