NYSC 2016: Call for Applications from the Tobago Education District

The U.S. Embassy and National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) are pleased to announce they are accepting applications from sixth form science students from the Tobago educational district for a full scholarship to attend the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) in West Virginia, United States.

One lucky student will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the United States; overnight camping trips into the Monongahela National Forest; and a visit to Washington D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

Application and General Instructions

The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants, so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status. Contributions to the National Youth Science Foundation allow delegates to participate in this "once in a lifetime" experience. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air fare on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge.

Students will, however, be required to qualify for and cover the costs associated with their visa application. For more information about how to apply for a U.S. visa, please visit: www.trinidad.usembassy.gov

The chosen students will arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 15th 2016, and depart on Saturday, July 10th 2016.

The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday March 31st, 2016

Started in 2012, students were selected on a competitive basis from two of the eight educational districts in Trinidad and Tobago. The districts are rotated annually and for this year's competition candidates are invited from the Tobago educational district. Persons who possess a Green Card or US citizenship are ineligible to apply