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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. The 55th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 4 – 11, 2017. 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. To apply, please contact your state selection contact.

54th Annual UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM
SENATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

 HONORARY CO-CHAIRS

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

Senator Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
Senator Harry Reid
Democratic Leader

SENATE CO-CHAIRS

Cory Gardner (R-CO)
Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI)

SENATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
Michael B. Enzi (R-WY)
David Perdue (R-GA)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA)
Patrick J. Leahy (D- VT)

 

There is a debt of service due from every man to his country, proportioned to the bounties which nature and fortune have measured to him.
~Thomas Jefferson

 

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2017 BROCHURE (866 KB PDF)
2016 YEARBOOK (6.3 MB PDF)
2015 YEARBOOK (6.8 MB PDF)

Important Links

The U.S. Senate
Senate Virtual Reference Desk
USSYP Alumni Association
The Hearst Foundations
The Federal Student Aid Office
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The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Student Contests and Activities for 2015-2016. www.principals.org