From Left to Right: Mr. Eli Levine, Assistant Public Affairs Officer (U.S. Embassy Port of Spain), Reginald Mohammed (Naparima College), Dominque Henry (Bishop’s High School Tobago), and Ms. Julie David (NIHERST President, Ag.)

2024 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) Scholarship Recipients

Two (2) local students have been selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago in the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). The United States Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago announced that Dominique Henry and Reginald Mohammed were selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the 2024 NYSCamp.

Every year the U.S. Embassy and the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) accepts applications from forth to sixth form students between the ages of 16-18 years old for a scholarship to attend the NYSCamp in West Virginia, USA.

Now in its 61st year, the NYSCamp is a residential Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programme in the eastern mountains of West Virginia designed to honour and challenge some of the world’s rising STEM leaders, provide them with opportunities to engage with STEM professionals and participate in exciting outdoor activities.


  • Reginald Mohammed
    Reginald is a student at Naparima College. He has participated in and won several essay competitions in the areas of environmental preservation and sustainability, and has taken part in and earned Certificates of Distinction in various Mathematics Olympiads. He was the recipient of the Bronze Award in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. Reginald is also a member of the Science Club, Literary and Debating Society, I.T. Club, and Indian Cultural Club at his school. He is excited to attend the club and experience hands-on experiments and cutting-edge learning.

  • Message to aspiring delegates: “To all my fellow students, keep working towards your goals with passion and enthusiasm. Aspiring participants, stay connected with NIHERST’s social media pages to seize the opportunity to apply and experience the NYSCamp yourself!”
  • Dominque Henry
    Dominique is a student at Bishop’s High School Tobago. She has participated in Christmas charity drives, Interact Southwest Tobago and a youth biz summer programme. She has designed websites and has been an active tutor to her peers. Dominique is a current member of her school’s Tourism, Art & Animation clubs and is also a past member of the BHS Archery club. She is excited about the possibility of experiencing next-generation technology, learning from innovators in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics fields, and learning about new cultures.

  • Message to the aspiring delegates: “I am proud to be one of the two NYSC 2024 delegates selected this year! I hope other students from our great nation get to experience this for themselves at the future opportunities provided! Remember the first step is applying!”

Support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs ( of the U.S. State Department National Youth Science Academy ( ), formerly the National Youth Science Foundation, allows Dominique Henry and Reginald Mohammed to attend the NYSCamp programme free of charge. For more information about the programme, please visit