Successful applicants at the District 9640 NYSF selection day.


Applications for the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program have now closed!
The NYSF greatly appreciates Rotary’s generous support and promotion of the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program in local communities. Last year, 48% of NYSF participants came from remote and regional parts of Australia, thanks to the unique relationship between Rotary and NYSF. We look forward to continuing to work with you and to welcoming students from your area in 2022.
Following the outstanding success of this year’s program format (modified due to COVID-19), the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program will run as a 12-day hybrid program. The program is designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
During the program, students have the opportunity to:
• participate in tours of science and technology facilities;
• learn about cutting-edge research;
• engage with industry partners and research providers;
• learn about study options and STEM career pathways;
• mix with other like-minded students from all over Australia; and
• network with former NYSF participants on STEM-related study and career pathways.
In addition to STEM workshops, participants also participate in sessions on entrepreneurship, critical thinking, science communication, working together effectively, and much more. The focus is not solely on academic achievements, but on developing well-rounded individuals who have the skills and confidence to determine their futures.
Application process
Students must apply through the NYSF website Following feedback from Rotary District Chairs, the application fee for the Program has been reduced to $25. Students need to pay this application fee as they submit their application, on or before the closing date of 18 July 2021. There is no limit on the number of applicants your Club can endorse and no obligation to provide funding along with endorsement to those applicants who are successful.
Application Process
Initial applications are by completing the form on the NYSF Website, use the link 
Closing date for the 2022 program applications is 18 July 2021.
Payment of an application fee is required. This Application Fee is not refundable, even if you are not successful in being selected to attend NYSF.
Contact must then be made with a Rotary Club in District 9640 to complete the process.
A scholarship may be offered by a Rotary club, which will assist with a portion of the cost of attending NYSF, but the student or family will be responsible for at least a portion of the full amount. If a scholarship is offered, a Financial Agreement will be required to be completed prior to payment of the Scholarship.
Download NYSF Financial Agreement
Selection is extremely competitive at the District Selection Day, all applicants are interviewed, initially by Rotary Clubs.
If accepted by a Rotary Club to continue, the applicant will be asked to attend a District Selection Day.
You can download, save or print a Guide to Filling Out the Application Form -
District Selection Day
The District Selection for NYSF2022 will be advised to all applicants after applications are approved.
Applicants must attend NYSF District Selection where they are interviewed, present a speech on a subject of their own choice, and are assessed by NYSF Alumni students.Please be aware that not all applicants are accepted for NYSF.
Each Rotary District in Australia is allocated a number of places which are usually less than the number of appplicants.
Successful applicants are advised at the end of the District Selection of further details.
Applicants who are not accepted for NYSF are given information regarding all other Rotary Youth programs available.

For more information contact the National Youth Science Forum District Co-Chairpersons
Rhonda Whitton
Or Danielle Stanisic
Enquiries about applications can be made to
More information is available from the NYSF website -
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