The objective of this scheme is to identify the most brilliant students in the state in Class 9 and to recognize their scientific aptitude by giving them scholarships and certificates, so that they may hone their talent in whatever field of higher education they wish to pursue. The scholarship gives them an edge over the others for future selection in the streams of their choice. Any regular student studying in class IX in a recognized school situated in the NCT of Delhi who has secured an aggregate of 65% marks (60% in case of reserved category, SC/ST/PH) or more in the class VIII examination is eligible. Candidates must pass a written exam and clear an interview before being awarded the scholarship. The Scholarship of Rs. 2000/- for JSTS and Rs. 1000/- for Open Merit is distributed in two installments.
One hundred and fifty eight students have been selected on merit in the Junior Science Talent Search Examination 2008-2009 from all the schools in Delhi. Twenty one students have been selected from DPS R K Puram alone, the largest number from any school.
The topper, Aman Agarwal is a student of DPS R K Puram. Three of the top seven positions are also from DPS R K Puram.
Shubham Goel (4th Position), Triveni Mishra (7th Position) and Aman Agarwal (1st Position)
Some of the JSTS scholars with The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini and the JSTS Faculty.
The names of the Scholarship awardees are as follows: