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National Youth Science Camp (NYSC)


Applications for the 2014 camp are open to high school seniors who graduate between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Applications are entirely online this year. Interested and qualified students may submit an online application and review the requirements and expectations for successful submission. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2014.

Delegates to the National Youth Science Camp represent the highest levels of academic achievement in science and mathematics. Each year, the governor of West Virginia invites the governor of every other state to initiate a process to select two delegates to attend the NYSC as his/her state's delegation. In New Hampshire each high school may submit one candidate.

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is an innovative and highly successful summer science honors program for two high-achieving high school students from each state in the nation and others around the world. The 2013 NYSC will be held at Camp Pocahontas in the Monongahela National Forest near the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in the eastern mountains of West Virginia.

The NYSC is an all-expenses-paid program held from June 27 through July 20, 2014. Applicants must commit to attend the entire camp. The National Youth Science Foundation will arrange round trip transportation from an airport near the delegate's home to Charleston, West Virginia. Incidental expenses are not covered.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be candidates for high school graduation between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013;
  • Must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics and/or the sciences;
  • Must demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in both school and community activities;
  • Must demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits; and
  • Must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.

More information can be found at http://nysc.org/.

Sienna Mayer from Manchester and Ryan Mayers from Gorham represented New Hampshire in 2013. To learn more about the delegates visit the delegate profile index.

Adam Cook from Laconia and Jenny Zhang from Salem represented New Hampshire in 2012. To learn more about the delegates visit the delegate profile index.


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