The Child Mind Institute, a non-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of children with mental health and learning disorders, is accepting nominations from teachers, guidance counselors and other school representatives for our 9th annual Rising Scientist Awards. Presented in partnership with Hunter College, the Rising Scientist Awards recognize five students entering their senior year of high school who demonstrate exceptional early achievement in research in the fields of psychology, neuroscience or biomedical engineering. Each Rising Scientist winner receives: · A $2,000 scholarship for college expenses · An opportunity to share their research at the Child Mind Institute's annual On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium, attended by world-class scientists (to be held virtually on October 6, 2020) · Invitations to attend a special educational event with representatives from the Child Mind Institute's research programs and to shadow a Child Mind Institute researcher for a day The Rising Scientist award is a recognized sign of pre-college student distinction. Past winners 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. Nominations must be submitted by August 24th, and winners will be announced on September 11th.