Important Dates

May

Senate offices and state departments of education receive annual USSYP official brochure outlining rules and policies for the program – please post pdf to the senator’s website.

June

Annual yearbook distribution to senators and staff – please place one copy in your front office. Senate Co-Chairs and Advisory Committee invited to serve for upcoming year.

August

Senate press secretaries receive press releases announcing USSYP open for application – press release should be posted on senator’s website, placed in senator’s newsletters and released to home state media.

November

Save the Date!  Annual USSYP Senate Reception invitations mailed – event is always the Wednesday of Washington Week.

January

Senate press secretaries receive announcement of winning delegates information – press releases are customized for each state to be sent to local media on senator’s letterhead. Please have senators send congratulations letter to student delegates if possible!

February

Washington Week agenda is finalized – senators may be asked to speak to students as agenda firms up.

March

Washington Week always takes place the first or second week of March. Most events take place in the Senate Caucus Room or the Mayflower Hotel.

Year round

Promote the program on the senator’s website so that students, parents or teachers searching the senator’s site can be made aware of the program and the scholarship and how to apply.