2021 National Youth Science Camp


The United States Embassy in Ecuador is opening the call for the “2021 Virtual National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp)”.

Four high school students or recent graduates aged 16, 17, or 18 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 prestigious and up and coming STEM professionals who are making a difference in their fields of study and changing the world for good.  The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

The NYSCamp 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.  Many alumni of the NYSCamp describe their experience as life-changing and giving them the confidence to achieve more than they thought possible.

The all-expenses-paid program will be held virtually from June 28 through July 21, 2021. International delegates must have strong skills in spoken English. Additionally, although camp activities will be offered throughout the day during camp, selected delegates must commit to a minimum 4.5 hour daily virtual participation requirement between the hours of 6:00PM to 10:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for the duration of the camp.

 Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 23, 2021, midnight.

You may apply at NYSCamp International Application2021.


Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy in Ecuador, at contactocultural@state.gov.