$2,000 Scholarship: Rising Scientist Award for High School Students

We are facing a crisis in children’s mental health, intensified by the pandemic. The overwhelming need for youth mental health care underscores the importance of scientific research to develop new and more accessible methods of treatment and prevention.Investing in the scientific leaders of tomorrow will accelerate discovery and help us meet the challenge.That’s why the Child Mind Institute created the Rising Scientists Awards. Every year, we recognize five high school students who demonstrate exceptional early achievement in psychology, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering research.
Rising Scientist winners each receive a $2,000 scholarship for college expenses. We are now accepting nominations from teachers of eligible students for the 11th Annual Child Mind Institute Rising Scientist Awards, presented in partnership with Hunter College. Winners will be notified in August.The award is a recognized sign of pre-college student distinction. Past Rising Scientists have gone on to study at highly competitive schools — including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT and Cornell — and have worked in prestigious laboratories at Mt. Sinai, Stony Brook, Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Rockefeller University, among others.We encourage nominations for high school students from groups that have faced historical barriers. We are committed to advancing science that represents all by recognizing and supporting the achievements of those from diverse backgrounds.Teachers, please nominate the young scientists in your schools. Parents, please share this email with other parents and educators to nominate students and help build the next generation of innovators.Learn more about the award and the nomination process.
Sincerely,Harold S. Koplewicz, MD

Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
President and Medical Director
Child Mind Institute