Information released by VHS counselors' office on two potential scholarships

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 14, and depart on Saturday, July 8, 2017.  The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest.  Application forms are available on the NYSC website at

 Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by 6:00pm EST and the dates of NYSCamp are June 14 - July 8, 2017.

You may apply at


Michele Snyder

Science Advisor

Arkansas Department of Education or 501-682-7942


  1. Conway Regional Scholarships

a.                   Deadline is February 28, 2017

b.                  The Conway Regional Health Foundation Scholarship Funds are intended to aid students who are actively pursuing, on a full-time basis, education and training in health related career fields.  The scholarships, in the form of grants, are awarded each year to students who are working toward a degree or certificate from an accredited institution.

c.                   The selection of the scholarship recipients is based on several criteria, including academic performance, leadership ability, references, essay, personal interview and financial need.  Recipients are limited to receiving a scholarship to two years.

d.                  Come by the counselor’s office for an application.

Linda HicksVHS