Nominations open: national youth camp of Sciences 2017

The Embassy of the United States in Chile opened the call to a contest to select two Chilean students average between 16 and 18 years, who wish to participate in the national camp youth science 2017, which will be held between June 14 and July 8, at the camp Pocahontas of the Monongahela National forest , in the State of West Virginia. Nominations will be received until midnight of the day Friday, April 21, 2017.

The camp is a well-known educational program that brings together students who have excelled in scientific disciplines, both United States and other countries of the Americas, which aims to encourage the vocation for research and studies in related fields.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to attend lectures, courses and dialogues with leading experts on an innovative program and which develops in the open air. The camp offers young Chileans the opportunity to share and develop links with the delegates who will be selected both in United States and in other countries.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be between 16 and 18 years of age met from June 13, 2017 and be attending high school.
  • Have a very good management of the English language, spoken and written.
  • Having an average of 6.4 in 2016 notes
  • Demonstrate leadership, solidarity and social maturity through their participation in activities both in the school and in the community
  • Demonstrated skills and accomplishments outside the sciences area and outside of the academic field (music, sports, dance, etc.)
  • Demonstrate concretely and through their participation in activities such as conferences, exhibitions, projects a curiosity and desire to explore various issues related to the environment, science and technology
  • Have not lived in the United States
  • Have Chilean nationality
Documents to apply:
  • Form of application (Delegate Application Cover Sheet). Fill in clear letter type printing press or machine/computer. Send signed and scanned in English.
  • Letter of interest of applicant It details their academic abilities and personal, how would benefit from the experience, and his reflections on Science and society. Fill in clear letter type printing press or machine/computer, signed and scanned in English.
  • Curriculum vitae that details their academic achievements and activities after-school with particular emphasis on issues of environment, science, technology and mathematics. In the case of congresses, fairs, project and related, please write down date, where held, category Award and organizers. Indicate any trip outside Chile, with dates and reason. (Write in clear letter type printing press or machine/computer in English.)
  • Official copy of your notesin 2016. Send scanned.
  • Letter of support from a teacher or a mentor who is not a relative that emphasizes their logrosacademicos, interest in the environment, science, technology or mathematics, leadership and other qualities. Send signed and scanned in English or Spanish. If your professor wants to support more than one young, suggested not to send the same text to all.
Application process:
  • Scan, five documents of the application package listed above. Send an email To send an email, Please tell us how you knew how to contest.
  • In the email subject/reference line, put name and NYSC 2017 (for example, Juana Pérez Peñafiel NYSC 2017). If it is not possible to send all the documents together, be sure to send each email with the same reference line and the phrase "additional documentation."
  • Do not send applications to the NYSC. They will be only considered those applications received by the Embassy of the USA in Santiago. Application documents is can also send by postal mail to the press section and culture at the Embassy of USA (Andres Bello 2800, Las Condes).

This is the tenth time that the U.S State Department offers scholarships for two prominent Chilean youth to attend the national youth science camp. This program was established in 1963 by the State of West Virginia and, currently, is financed by the Foundation national scientific youth of the United States)National Youth Science Foundation, NYSF). Since its inception, the program develops in the camp Pocahontas, the Monongahela National forest, on the outskirts of the city of Bartow.

Those who meet all requirements debenenviar documents required to email:

If you require more information about the camp, admitted to the website of the NYSC. However, it is important to note that the dates and instructions application there differ from those requested for Chilean applicants.