At least 69 Indian-American high-school students named Regeneron Scholars

Regeneron Scholars announcement. Photo capture from website

The Society for Science, on Jan. 7 announced the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

The 69 Indian-American Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 1,760 applications received from 611 high schools across 45 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and 10 countries, according to a press release by the Society.

Each student will receive $2,000, and their school will also receive $2,000 per scholar to use toward STEM-related activities.

Scholars were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists, and hail from 198 American and international high schools in 37 states, Puerto Rico, Chinese Taipei, and Singapore, the press release said.

“The remarkable drive, creativity and intellectual curiosity that each one of these scholars possesses represents a hopeful outlook for our future and our collective wellbeing, ”Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science is quoted saying in the press release.

The top 40 Finalists will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 21.  The 40 Finalists will each receive at least $25,000 and are invited to the final competition in March where the top award is $250,000, the press release said.

Indian-American Scholars named by the Society:

  • Viraj Mehta, 18, BASIS Scottsdale
  • Vardhan Agrawal, 18, Cupertino High School
  • Anushka Sanyal, 17, Homestead High School
  • Parth Asawa, 17, Monta Vista High School
  • Bala Meyyappan, Vinaithirthan, 18, San Ramon Valley High School
  • Shreya Ramachandran,17, American High School
  • Charit Samyak Narayanan, 17, Mission San Jose High School
  • Nitin U. Sreekumar, 18, Troy High School
  • Nitya Sunkad, 17, Amador Valley High School
  • Sanjana Gurram, 17, Westview High School
  • Akhilesh Varadan Balasingam, 17, Archbishop Mitty High School
  • Aalok Nital Patwa, 18, Archbishop Mitty High School
  • Siddharth Sharma, 18, BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
  • Eshani Jha, 17, Lynbrook High School
  • Shray Alag, 17, The Harker School
  • Saloni Shah, 17, The Harker School
  • Aditya Tadimeti, 17, The Harker School
  • Sid Bharthulwar, 17, Fairview High School
  • Roshni Mishra, 18, American Heritage School
  • Yash Kadadi, 18, The Westminster Schools
  • Divya Nori, 17, Milton High School
  • Vishaal Ram, 18, Milton High School
  • Priya Soneji, 17, Milton High School
  • Sayalee N. Patankar, 17, Adlai E. Stevenson High School
  • Khushi Kohli, 17, Olathe North High School
  • Saisha Dhar, 17, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Vetri Senthil Vel, 16, Bangor High School
  • Yash Anand, 17, Montgomery Blair High School
  • Ritvik Chandra Pulya, 17, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
  • Adway Suhrid Wadekar, 17, Saint John’s High School
  • Suvin Sundararajan, 17, Westfield High School
  • Aravind Murali Krishnan, 18, Hillsborough High School
  • Arya Tschand, 17, High Technology High School
  • Anshul Guha, 17, Montgomery High School
  • Raiya Cushman Dhalwala, 17, Bronx High School of Science
  • Arjun Pal Mazumdar, 17, Bronx High School of Science
  • Animesh Ghose, 18, Ward Melville High School
  • Rithika Narayan, 17, Elwood John Glenn High School
  • Vyom B. Shah, 17, Jericho Senior High School
  • Neha Mani, 17, Hunter College High School
  • Krupa Chandra Sekhar, 17, Hunter College High School
  • Srinath Mahankali, 17, Stuyvesant High School
  • Manav Bansal, 18, The Wheatley School
  • Anya A. Chabria, 17, The Wheatley School
  • Aryan Singh Ghotra, 18, Syosset High School
  • Niharika Bhattacharjee, 17, Yorktown High School
  • Dev Chheda, 17, Ardrey Kell High School
  • Anika Lakshmi Bhadriraju, 17, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  • Sriya Devi Mantena, 17, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  • Nina Maheshkumar Nair, 18, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  • Om Nerurkar, 17, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  • Amulya Vatsavai, 17, Raleigh Charter High School
  • Sohum Kapadia, 17, University School
  • Hirak Basu, 17, Turpin High School
  • Laalitya Acharya, 17, William Mason High School
  • Ishan Khare, 18, Ottawa Hills High School
  • Gopal Krishna Goel, 17, Krishna Homeschool
  • Vedanth Iyer, 17, Sunset High School
  • Tanya Mehta, 17, Parkland High School


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