Rising Scientist Scholarships
Each year, five high school students who show exceptional promise in science earn college scholarships.
The Child Mind Institute Rising Scientist Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding high school students in the New York metro area who show exceptional promise in science or neuroscience. Each spring the Child Mind Institute invites New York-area high schools to nominate their best 11th grade science students for this honor. Awards are made in the fall, as the winners enter their senior year, at our annual On the Shoulders of Giants scientific symposium.
To be selected for a Child Mind Institute Rising Scientist Scholarship, a student must demonstrate:
- Outstanding achievement in science studies, as evidenced by strong academic performance in science courses, participation in related extracurricular activities, and proficiency in scientific research studies or independent research.
- A commitment to understanding and addressing difficult scientific questions, as evidenced by special projects, presentations and/or publications.
- An interest in scientific research in the field of child and adolescent mental health or pediatric neuroscience.
Each of the 2016 Child Mind Institute Rising Scientists will each receive:
- A $1,000 scholarship for college expenses and a Child Mind Institute Rising Scientist award certificate, presented in a special ceremony at the Child Mind Institute’s next On the Shoulders of Giants scientific symposium.
- An invitation for student winners, their parents and their faculty sponsors to attend an intimate breakfast event with special guests including the Child Mind Institute Distinguished Scientist Award recipient.
- Recognition in press releases distributed to national media outlets.
Nominations for the 2016 Child Mind Institute Rising Scientist Scholarships are now closed. Winners of the 2016 awards will be announced in September. The nomination period for the 2017 program will be announced early in 2017. For more information about the program or nomination guidelines, see the Frequently Asked Questions page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Mind Institute Rising Scientists, 2012-2015
2015 Child Mind Institute Rising Scientists*
Remi Golden, George W. Hewlet High School
Morgan Robins, Hewitt School
Anna Vaynrub, Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School
Rachel Mashal, John F. Kennedy High School
Emily Ryeome, The Chapin School
2014 Child Mind Institute Rising Scientists
Tynan Couture-Rashid, St. Ann’s School
Matthew Guido, River Dell Regional High School
Alexandra Hohmann, The Chapin School
Skye Malik, The Hewitt School
William Merrill, The Packer Collegiate Institute
Brinda Ramesh, Ossining High School
Isabella Salas-Allende, Marymount School of New York
Morgan Savige, Riverdale Country School
Faith Shaeffer, Hastings High School
Yinge Zhao, The Dalton School
2013 Child Mind Institute Rising Scientists
Leighton Braunstein, The Dalton School
Matthew Cavallaro, Bay Ridge Preparatory School
Sarah Crawford, Notre Dame Academy
Emily Garner, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
Cristina Lai, Great Neck South High School
Dante Natarelli, Robert Louis Stevenson School
Sara Ragi, Dwight-Englewood School
Jill Shah, Riverdale Country School
Alexandra Brown-Weissman, The Hewitt School
Hopewell Rogers, Marymount School of New York
2012 Child Mind Institute Rising Scientists
Jake Drobner, Dwight-Englewood School
Sophia Edelstein, The Dalton School
Mariel Emrich, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
Daniel Fischer, The Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Jane Jeffery, The Chapin School
Ian Kaplan, The Bronx High School of Science
Jillian Katz, Rye Country Day School
Henry Magun, Riverdale Country School
Maxine McGredy, Hunter College High School
Anna Mendelson, The Hewitt School
*From 2012-2014, ten students were chosen for the Child Mind Institute Rising Scientist Award every year, and the science departments at each winner’s school received a $500 prize. Beginning in 2015, five students were selected for the Rising Scientist Award and each student winner was awarded a $1000 scholarship.