National Youth Science Camp offers scholarships for summer experience

Application deadline Feb. 28
January 24, 2013

Two graduating high school seniors from Delaware will have the opportunity to attend the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia this summer on full scholarships. The three-and-a-half week experience, June 26 to July 20, includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation, overnight expeditions into the Monongahela National Forest and a visit to Washington, D.C. The selected delegates must demonstrate academic achievement in science and 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 airfare are covered.

The application period runs until Thursday, Feb. 28. Applicants must commit to the entire NYSC time. Application packets are available from John Moyer, Delaware state NYSC coordinator, at the Delaware Department of Education, by contacting him at For more information on NYSC and to see images of previous camps, go to