Education • Leadership • Public Service

Education • Leadership • Public Service

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 meetings with the president and 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.

 

Due to COVID-19 and the safety and health of our students, government officials, military officers and all program participants, the 2020 USSYP Washington Week program was canceled.
The uncertainties posed by the ongoing pandemic have caused us to put planning for the 2021 Washington Week on hold, and applications nationwide are NOT being accepted until further notice. Please check here for updates regarding the 2021 program as circumstances evolve.

 

58th Annual
UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM
2020 SENATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

HONORARY CO-CHAIRS

Vice President Michael R. Pence

Senator Mitch McConnell

Majority Leader

Senator Charles E. Schumer

Democratic Leader

SENATE CO-CHAIRS

James Lankford (R-OK)

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

SENATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Richard Burr (R-NC)
Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Roger F. Wicker (R-MS)

Thomas R. Carper (D-DE)
Christopher S. Murphy (D-CT)
Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)