An Amazing Opportunity for Year 13 Students
National Science and Technology Forum
The 26th Rotary National Science & Technology Forum will be held in Auckland, 10– 24 January 2015. This is a programme for outstanding all-round science, maths and technology students in Year 12 who will be returning to Year 13 and are planning to study the sciences or technology at tertiary level.
We are looking for applications from students who will be year 13 in 2015 and either attend a Porirua city school or are resident in Porirua city.
This fully residential programme is conducted by Rotary and the Tertiary Institutions of Auckland. By the end of the Forum students should have a better understanding of the tertiary courses they wish to follow and a fuller appreciation of the place of science and technology in the wider community. It also provides an opportunity for high achieving students to spent time with similar minded people and the experiences gained invariably result in overall personal growth and renewed motivation to succeed.
Each District has been allocated 23 places at the Forum. All Secondary Schools and Clubs in the District will be sent copies of the application forms and guidelines. Applications from students MUST be lodged with Rotary Clubs, who will interview & endorse them before forwarding to the District Coordinator who will then make the final District selections. At BOTH Club and District level, selection is based on positive personal qualities and proven scholastic achievement. Successful students should be advised by the District Coordinator by end September. Selected applicants have the opportunity to win a place at either the Canberra (1 per District) or the London International Youth Science Forum (2 Forum places).
The registration fee for Forum 2015 is $1600 incl. GST. Tax invoices will be provided. The fee covers accommodation, meals, tuition and transport within in Auckland. Travel to and from Auckland for NZ students living more than 70km from the venue is also met by the Forum organisation.
It is usual for the sponsoring Rotary Club to pay part of the fee with the balance to be paid by the applicants. It is important the students (and family) make a contribution towards the fees The amount that the student is to pay needs to be determined and recorded at the interview to avoid any confusion.
Time Line: Note: Some clubs missed these last year and sadly their students missed out.
14 July Application forms, details and guidelines mailed to Clubs & Schools (Term 3 starts 21 July)
21 July Clubs – please contact your Schools – Head of Science to encourage applications
22 August Applications close at Club level – interviews to be held within next 2 weeks
1 September Interviews and Club selections completed with all details and letter of recommendation ready for forwarding to District Co-ordinators – details below. Please complete the Interview form.
5 September Latest date for Nominees application forms & details + one cheque per student to be with District Coordinators please. Time is tight so late applications are unlikely to be successful.
Mid October Target time for successful Applicants & Clubs to be advised by District Coordinators
15 October All successful Student’s forms & supporting documentation plus FEES due with the Director. Due to the tight time frame, late applications are unlikely to be able to be accepted.
Mid December Student Handbook containing all details of the Forum posted directly to Students
Plimmerton Rotary Club Contact: Bill McAulay firstname.lastname@example.org 0279206624 or 04 2331875