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.
The 61st annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week is being planned for March 4–11, 2023. The program may be held online pending public health guidance and status of large group access to the government venues traditionally visited. If held in person, all delegates will be required to be fully vaccinated and boosted to attend.
All eligible students are encouraged to apply. A final decision regarding the in-person program will be determined in the fall of 2022, with adequate time for students to complete the full vaccination series prior to travel. If held online, vaccination status will not be required. Students must attend the program to receive the scholarship. Regardless of platform, all student delegates will partake in a comprehensive, interactive leadership program in the stated timeframe, and each will receive the $10,000 college scholarship in the name of the United States Senate. To apply, please contact your state selection contact.
COVID-19 UPDATE: The 59th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) will be held in an online format for 2021. Washington Week ONLINE will take place March 14 – 18, 2021 and will be a fully immersive learning experience incorporating the key elements of the program week in an exciting, interactive format.
Two students from each state will be selected to attend the online program and each will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. Students must attend the entirety of the program to receive the scholarship. Students may qualify to apply through leadership positions they currently hold per the USSYP official criteria for the current 2020-2021 academic year, OR if students are unable to hold leadership positions this year due to the pandemic, they can submit a qualifying position held during the 2019-2020 academic year. All student leadership positions are subject to the judgement and verification of the state selection administrators. Deadlines for application are being updated now and vary by state. Click here to find your state application and deadline, and check back soon if listed as ‘on hold’.
UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM
2023 SENATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vice President Kamala D. Harris
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Senator Mitch McConnell
John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
SENATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Bob Casey (D-PA)
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Jon Tester (D-MT)
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA)
Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Cynthia M. Lummis (R-WY)