The application deadline for the 2020-2021 programs is October 30, 2019 at 4 PM Eastern Time. Interested applicants, families, and educators can register to receive updates about the NSLI-Y application by submitting a name and email address into the “Receive NSLI-Y Application Updates!” section on the right-hand panel of this page.

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