Next Forum 12-26 January 2019
The 30th Rotary National Science & Technology Forum will be held in Auckland, 12 - 26 January 2019.
This programme is for OUTSTANDING all round science, maths and technology students in Year 12 who will be returning to school in Year 13 and are planning to study the sciences or technology at tertiary level. 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 spend time with similar minded people and the experiences gained invariably result in overall personal growth and a renewed motivation to succeed.

Each District has been allocated 23 places at the Forum. All Secondary Schools and Clubs in the District will be mailed copies of the application forms and guidelines. Applications from students MUST be lodged with Rotary Clubs, who will interview, short-list and nominate applicants 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 as well as proven scholastic achievement. Successful students should be advised by the District Coordinator by mid October. Successful applicants will have the opportunity during the Forum to win one of two places at the London International Youth Science Forum in July 2019.

The fee for Forum 2019 is $1795 incl GST. Tax invoices will be provided. The fee covers accommodation, meals, tuition and transport within Auckland. Travel to and from Auckland for NZ students living more than 150km from the venue is also paid by the Forum organisation out of sponsorship funds. It is usual for the sponsoring Rotary Club to pay part of the fee with the balance paid by the student. This encourages a mutual commitment! The amount of the student's share is discussed and recorded at the interview to avoid any confusion. There is full information in the mid July mail-out. Please attach a 1 November post-dated Rotary Club cheque to the application form for each student to streamline payment and avoid a whole round of follow up activity. Cheques made out to “The Rotary International Summer Science Schools Trust. ONE CHEQUE PER STUDENT PLEASE. The Forum organisation undertakes to either destroy the cheque of unsuccessful applicants or forward a Tax Invoice to Clubs with successful applicants.

TIMELINE:
Note: Please meet the deadlines so your students have the best chance of selection.

25 July
Application forms and all information Fastposted to Clubs and Schools (to synchronise with the start of Term 3)
 
End July
Clubs – please contact your Schools – Head of Science to encourage applications
 
21 September
Applications back with Clubs – interviews to be held within next 2 weeks
 
7 October
Interviews and Club selections completed with all details and letter of recommendation ready for forwarding to District Co-ordinators (Murray Allison) – details below. Please ensure all the required forms are completed.
 
12 October
Nominations with all Application details to be with District Co-ordinators (with a cheque for each student) – Fastpost, or if via Courier, by specific arrangement with the Co-ordinator.
 
Late October
Target time for successful Applicants and Clubs to be advised by District Coordinators
 
13 October
All successful Student’s forms and 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 successful Students
 
Director  D9910 Coordinator Chairman of Trustees
Darryn Wells
NZDF
+64 21 689 986
Murray Allison (Stephanie)
Rotary Browns Bay
+64 21 631662
Bruce Rasmussen
Rotary Milford
durrywells@gmail.com m.allison23@xtra.co.nz brucedg2014@gmail.com