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.

The 61st annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week is being planned to be held in person in Washington, D.C. March 4–11, 2023. Application processes are underway and the national deadline for all states to submit their delegate selections is December 1, 2022. 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 to attend.

UPDATE ON COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: In the interest of health and safety for all participants, students must be fully vaccinated to serve as a delegate in Washington, D.C. Schedules for full vaccination series can be seen here: Selected students who are not vaccinated will have adequate time to complete the full vaccination series of two vaccine doses and be confirmed ready for service, prior to the program deadline of February 1, 2023. Students may not serve as delegates to an in-person program or receive the scholarship if they fail to meet this requirement. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered.

All eligible students are encouraged to apply. Students must attend the program to receive the scholarship. Regardless of platform, all confirmed 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.


61st Annual


Vice President Kamala D. Harris

Senator Charles E. Schumer

Majority Leader

Senator Mitch McConnell

Republican Leader


John Hickenlooper (D-CO)

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)


Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Bob Casey (D-PA)
Jon Tester (D-MT)

Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA)
Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Cynthia M. Lummis (R-WY)