The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a program for students between Year 11 and Year 12, interested in a career in science or engineering, to connect the students attending with the possible futures open to them through exposure to outstanding Australian scientists, research and industry facilities.

The main event is a twelve day Forum in Canberra as well as another city (this year Brisbane) held in January each year.

This is an event for capable and well rounded students, with competitive selection based on academic ability, personal qualities, a range of interests inside and outside school, and strong positive connections within the community.

Applying students must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident of Australia status.

There is a cost of the event for each student, the Rotary Club of Caboolture sponsors a student each year by paying part of that cost. The student or his/her family is required to pay the remainder to the NYSF.

A copy of the NYSF guidebook and some information leaflets is sent to every High School and every Rotary Club in Australia each year. Full information is also available on www.nysf.edu.au including a guide to the application process.

Applications for January 2018 close on May 30th 2017.

Applications for January 2019 will be called in April 2018, and are likely to close in mid to late May of that year. The following is a guide to that process.

Students should first complete an online application. A copy of the completed application, plus other required material should then be sent to a Rotary Club.

Applications to our Club should be sent before the closing date to:
The Secretary
Rotary Club of Caboolture
PO Box 240, Caboolture Qld 4510.

The Club will review all applications received. All applicants can expect to be contacted by a Club representative within a reasonable time of submitting their application, and may be asked to attend an interview conducted by a panel of Rotary club members. Students selected following our club interview will be required to attend another interview by the Rotary District 9600 NYSF Committee before final selection.