We are now accepting applications for the 2023 cohort of World Science Scholars. We look for students who:

  • Are in high school, or are a gifted student in middle school, and can complete the program prior to starting university.
  • Demonstrate exceptional mathematical ability.
  • Are highly motivated and are interested in learning outside the formal school setting.
  • Can discuss complex mathematical and scientific ideas in English.
  • Have access to a computer with good internet connectivity.
  • Will commit to an average of two hours per week during the academic year for one year, which includes completing coursework, participating in group projects, and attending live online events.


The application consists of three components: a student application, one parent/guardian recommendation, and one teacher/mentor recommendation. All forms and supporting materials must be submitted online in English. (Parents/guardians and teachers/mentors may use an online translation service to translate their responses into English.) No transcripts or test scores are required. To apply, you must complete and submit the following three forms.

All three forms must be submitted via the Google Forms above in order for an applicant to be considered for admission. If you would like to view the applications prior to completing them, you can view them here.

Students, parents/guardians, and teachers/mentors can go back and edit their online responses until the submission deadline. Incomplete and late applications will be penalized. Misrepresentation of information on the application will result in immediate disqualification.

Application and recommendation responses will remain confidential and will be used for internal review and evaluation purposes only. The World Science Festival does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. Please review our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for more information.

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  • Completed applications, consisting of the three Google Forms listed above, are due by April 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm EDT.
  • Applicants will be notified of their results in early July, 2023.
  • Accepted students will receive a form to sign indicating their intent to enter the WSS program and to abide by the rules of the program. Signed forms should be returned to WSF by July 31, 2023.
  • Students will be notified in late July with details about the start of the program.
  • The program will begin toward the end of August, 2023.
World Science Scholars is a program of the World Science Festival.

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