GOVERNOR SEEKS HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FOR NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS
Bottineau – Governor Doug Burgum appointed Glenda Fauske from the Coalition for Conservation and Environmental Education to serve as North Dakota’s selection coordinator for the 2018 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). Two high school seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from academic, governmental, and corporate worlds. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight outdoor trips 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 travel, are provided free of charge. Many alumni of the NYSC describe their experience as life-changing and giving them the confidence to achieve more than they thought possible.
Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 27, and depart on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest. The application process is available November 1, 2017, on the NYSC website at http://apply.nysc.org. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28, 2018, by 6 p.m. EST. For more information, contact Glenda.Fauske@ndsu.edu / (701) 228-5446.