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Educator VIP Services

The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists firmly believes it is the classroom teacher and school counselor who best prepare students to be our country’s future leaders.

The Academy maintains a private VIP Educator Liaison Office should any educator have any questions or concerns. Please call 1-888-986-6929 or email us at VIP@scitechleaders.com.

The Academy, which is part of the National Leadership Academies, is proud of its National Leadership Academies Honorary Board of Educators. By becoming a member educators are able to recognize, honor and reward high-achieving students dedicated to and aspiring towards a profession in not only STEM, but also in medical fields through a host of National Leadership Academies programs.

Educators nominations give the best and brightest students an invaluable head start towards the successes they dream of achieving. As a member, educators also have the opportunity to select one deserving student to be considered for a full academic scholarship to the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.

Any educator interested in becoming a member of the National Leadership Academies Honorary Board of Educators and who would like to nominate students for the Congress should click here to get started.

About the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders will be held in Lowell, Massachusetts, just 30 minutes outside of Boston, June 29, 30 and July 1, 2018.

Tuition covers instruction, speakers, education personnel and all activities. Students are responsible for their travel, accommodations, transportation, and meals.

Parents are welcome to attend the Congress at no additional charge and are encouraged to accompany their child. Seating for parents will be on a space-available basis. Students may also travel to the Congress with another adult or another Congress Delegate from their school or town, or they may travel alone. Alternatively, there is an Overnight Program available at additional cost that includes airport pickup and drop-off, room accommodations (double or triple) for three nights, and an on-site liaison for student concerns or medical emergencies.

Delegates may receive a Congress tuition refund within 60 days of their initial payment OR before April 26th, 2018, whichever date comes first.

For any other payments, including those for the Overnight Program, Washington Adventist University college credit, the College Domination Boot Camp, or any other additional program, students may receive a refund until April 26th, 2018.
Any cancellation and request for refund must be submitted in writing by the Parent/Guardian who submitted the enrollment online. Refunds may take 4-6 weeks to process.

Scholarships to Attend the Congress

When making nominations to the Congress, educators can designate one deserving student on the educator nomination form to receive a full academic scholarship to attend the Congress.

A generous number of full academic scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. After all scholarship spaces are filled, students on scholarship may still attend free via a live on-line simulcast.

When making a scholarship award, educators should select a student with a minimum 3.5 GPA (or equivalent), either current or cumulative, and do so without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or place of residence.

In addition, the Academy offers a number of partial tuition scholarships that are available based primarily on financial need.

Selection
The Congress is an academic honors program. Educators are asked to certify that all students nominated have a 3.5 or above GPA (or equivalent), either current or cumulative.

Congress Delegates are nominated by their teachers, counselors, and principals. Qualified students may also be identified through other means, such as academic fairs, recommendations from colleges, universities and medical institutions, medical societies, program alumni, and in-classroom surveys such as the Talent Identification Program administered by My College Options.

Fundraising

The Academy has prepared a Congress Delegate Guide to Fundraising to help students raise money within the community to offset the cost of travel and tuition.

Students with Disabilities

The Academy encourages all students with disabilities to attend. Please contact the Academy’s Admissions Office to discuss needs by phone at (617) 307-7425.

About the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists

The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders is sponsored by the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.

The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution working outside government in a public-private partnership to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as scientists or technologists.

The Academy accepts no public money. Extensive free services will be self-funded through proceeds from events and conferences.

The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists and the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists are both a part of the National Leadership Academies. The National Leadership Academies is committed to supporting America’s high achieving high school students through career- and focus-area programs and services and is positioned to support students with the skills, motivation, guidance, and mentorship they need to stay on track to achieve their goals.