The NYSF family consists of over 12,000 alumni, many of whom continue to give back to NYSF by various means including assisting at our events, returning as Student Staff Leaders, mentoring new alumni, hosting lab visits, donating and so much more!

NYSF alumni are also our best advocates, having attended the Year 12 Program they are able to share their own experiences and insights with others. Amy Psaltis from Lane Cove North attended the 2019 NYSF Year 12 Program following a recommendation from a family friend and NYSF alumna.

“I applied because the sound of the program appealed to me so much. I wanted the opportunity to not only explore several areas of science outside of School, but to meet so many passionate like-minded people. The opportunity was once in a life time so I thought I might as well try. “

“The NYSF program has given me a direction to strive for after school. I now have a goal university course that I am aiming to receive the atar for, meaning I am far more motivated as a result of the program. NYSF has also given me a new found appreciation of learning and study, I thoroughly enjoy researching new science topics and going into depth in my school notes as I’ve been subjected to the depth of study that can be conducted. I've also learnt how important it is to question everything you know, which has helped with my depth of understanding in all school subjects.”

Applications are now open for the 2020 NYSF Year 12 Program and close 31 May 2019. Students currently studying in Year 11 should apply now. To find out more go to the NYSF website