United States Senate Youth Program


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  • Scholarship Description
  • The mission of the United States Senate Youth Program is to provide a yearly opportunity for selected students to gain an in-depth view of the Senate and the federal government overall as well as a deeper understanding of the interrelationship of the legislative, judicial and executive branches. The program provides a foundation of knowledge and encouragement for those considering a future of public service on the local, state or national level.

    The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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samari h  on 9/30/2022 11:34:17 AM

I will apply to this scholarships, with hopes of winning based on my academic achievements.

Khadija S.  on 2/8/2021 2:19:18 PM

I'm probably going to apply.

Delbert Longino II  on 12/26/2020 12:00:52 AM

As an African American male in my senior year of high school my application for this scholarship can provide equity, a sustainable, positive college climate to foster learning for a productive, contributing and satisfying life in a democratic society.

Michael R  on 11/8/2020 2:07:49 PM

I am going to apply. I ran for many student offices, but the popular vote went to the students who are more popular and more outgoing. I understand. I have Asbergers, so I'm shy and not always outgoing. I do participate in a lot of extra curricular activities in school. I sing in our school's a Capella group, and I represented our school at the Student's Augustinian Value Institute. It's important for people to be treated equally and have a voice. I want to be a person who gives other people like me a voice. I also work hard to be more outgoing and it's not easy. I joined my school's drama club so I could get more comfortable being in the spot light. I want to study law and public policy . This scholarship would really help me with my futures

Karah W  on 9/19/2018 5:53:14 PM

I have no idea what to do with this but I will apply. This could be the difference of me making it and not.

Daniel F  on 8/29/2018 5:02:06 PM

I would thoroughly appreciate this experience. I am very interested in the life of politics. My goal for college is to study History, Law and English. I feel this would be a great way to start. Your consideration in granting me this scholarship is greatly appreciated.

cesar c  on 11/30/2015 4:06:04 PM

I would apply for this but if I win this scholarship I wouldn't want to go to the trip to DC. because I wouldn't want to miss school because I would be getting ready for my finals.

Laurel W  on 7/1/2015 8:20:54 PM

azed.gov for Arizona. You have to take a test administered by your school counselor