2017 National youth Science Camp
west virginia USA
sixth form science students sought

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

Two students 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 science seminars presented by scientists from across the United States, overnight excursions 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.

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.

The chosen students will arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday 14th, June, and depart on Saturday 8th July, 2017. The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest.

In 2016, students were selected on a competitive basis from schools in the Tobago educational district. For this year’s competition candidates are invited from the North Eastern and St. Patrick educational districts. Persons who possess a Green Card or US citizenship are not eligible to apply.

Further information about the program and application forms can be found on the U.S. Embassy, NYSC and NIHERST websites:

Completed application forms must be addressed to Simone Marie King (Selection Coordinator NYSC) NIHERST, #8 Serpentine Road, St. Clair and may be delivered to any of the following addresses:

  • NIHERST 77 Eastern Main Road St. Augustine
  • NIHERST 8 Serpentine Road, St. Clair
  • NIHERST Science Centre Corner Churchill Roosevelt Highway and Old Piarco Road D'Abadie

Applications must be received by FEBRUARY 24th, 2017.

For more information send an email to: nysc@niherst.gov.tt