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Thank you for your interest in attending the National Youth Science Camp.
For more information about the program, please visit the National Youth Science Camp's web site at http://www.nysc.org.
 

NYSC Application Deadline: March 1, 2014*
 *Chile and Illinois are still accepting applications.  Please see instructions below.
ChileTo apply, please contact Dinah Arnett (arnettdl@state.gov) directly about qualifications and application information. 
IllinoisTo apply, please contact Tara Bell (tbell@isbe.net) directly about qualifications and application information.


To be eligible to attend,
  • You must be a resident of one of the United States, the District of Columbia, Argentia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, or Trinidad and Tobago.
    • If you are a resident of the United States, then you must graduate from high school between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.
    • If you are a resident of one of the countries listed above, then you must be between 16 and 18 years of age on July 1, 2014, have strong skills in spoken English, and be eligible for a J1 Visa to enter the United States. Do not apply for a J1 Visa at this time; if selected, the U.S. Embassy in your country will provide assistance.
  • You must have documented superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics or the sciences.You must have documented leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school or community activities.
  • You must have documented skills and achievements outside the realm of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and outside the realm of academia.
  • You must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.
  • You must intend to pursue higher education and a career in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics related field.
  • You must be willing and able to participate in the entire National Youth Science Camp program.  The 2014 NYSC will run from June 27 through July 20, 2014.


To apply (please read follow these instructions carefully for full consideration),
  • Officials in each state/country decide whether they will use the online NYSC Application or an alternative selection process (a state science fair, for example).
  • The following states/countries use the online NYSC Application.
    • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Ecuador, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
    • ​To apply to represent one of these states/countries, please register for an account using the "Need An Account?" section on this page.  Creating an account will send you to the application page.
    • For contact information for your selection coordinator please click here.  
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  • The following states/countries do not use the online NYSC Application.
    • Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago.
    • To apply to represent one of these states/countries, please follow the instructions below.
ArgentinaTo apply, please contact Laura Demoy (exchangesba@state.gov) directly about qualifications and application information.
Brazil: To apply, please contact Marcia Mizuno (mizunoms@state.gov) directly about qualifications and application information.
BoliviaTo apply, please contact Diego Ballivian (ballivianDI@state.gov) directly about qualifications and application information.
ChileTo apply, please contact Dinah Arnett (arnettdl@state.gov) directly about qualifications and application information.
Costa RicaTo apply, please contact Mary Daschbach (DaschbachME@state.gov) directly about qualifications and application information.
Florida: Delegates are selected through the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair (April 8, 2014).  For more information please visit http://www.floridassef.net/.  Please contact Debra Wilacey (Debra.Willacey@fldoe.org) with questions.
Georgia: Candidates are selected through the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Application and information at www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/gsef.  Please contact Nancy Thompson (oasp@georgiacenter.uga.edu) with questions.
IllinoisTo apply, please contact Tara Bell (tbell@isbe.net) directly about qualifications and application information.
KansasTo apply, please contact Donald Rathbone or Pat Nelson (rathbone@ksu.edu, panelson@ksu.edu or 785-532-6686) directly about qualifications and application information.
Massachusetts: Delegates are selected through the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair.  Please contact Ellie Tishler (etishler@scifair.com or 888-437-3247) for more information.
MexicoTo apply, please contact Araceli Partearroyo (partearroyoa@state.gov) directly about qualifications and application information.
Trinidad and TobagoTo apply, please contact Alissa Bibb (BibbAM@state.gov) directly about qualifications and application information.