US embassy offers three scholarships at 2021 Youth Science Camp

US Embassy. Photo by Sureash Cholai
US Embassy. Photo by Sureash Cholai

THREE high school students, or recent graduates between 16-18, will be selected from four districts nationwide for full scholarships at the 2021 National Youth Science (NYS) Camp, hosted by the US Embassy.

The embassy announced the opening of applications in a media release. It will run from June 28 to July 21.

The students will be selected from three of the four districts: North East, St George East, Port of Spain and Caroni.

The release said, "Successful students will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from academic, government, and corporate worlds.

"The almost one-month-long virtual experience," it added, "will feature lectures and hands-on research projects presented by prestigious and up-and-coming STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professionals who are making a difference in their fields of study and changing the world for the better.

"The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership."

The camp is offered at no cost to participants. The embassy said, "Many alumni of the NYS Camp describe their experience as life-changing and giving them the confidence to achieve more than they thought possible."

The release said applicants must have "strong skills in spoken English," and selected delegates must commit to a minimum of 4.5 hours participate in daily virtual activities for at minimum of 4.5 hours. The application deadline is May 17.


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