State Contacts and Deadlines

Selection Process  :    State Contacts and Deadlines

Please note: Each state’s deadline date is shown below in blue. The deadline in each state may be reconfirmed by contacting the high school principal or the state selection contact.

Alabama

DEADLINE:
December 11, 2020

Dr. Carolyn A. Jones
Education Administrator
Alabama Department of Education
50 N. Ripley Street
Montgomery, 36104
(334) 694-4768
cajones@alsde.edu 
www.alsde.edu
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Alaska

DEADLINE:
January 06, 2021

Dr. Bjorn Wolter
USSYP Selection Coordinator
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
PO Box 110500
Juneau, 99811-0500
(907) 465-6542
bjorn.wolter@alaska.gov
www.education.alaska.gov/RecognitionPrograms/
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Arizona

DEADLINE:
December 20, 2020

Ms. Emily O’Neil
ADE Communications Advisor
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin #2
Phoenix, 85007
(602) 568-9492
Emily.O’Neil@azed.gov
https://www.azed.gov/studentachievement/senateyouth/
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Arkansas

DEADLINE:
December 04, 2020

Ms. Melissa Starkey, ED.S
Social Studies Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-B
Little Rock, 72201
(501) 682-6584
Melissa.Starkey@arkansas.gov
http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/learning-services/curriculum-support/humanities/social-studies/social-studies-programs-and-opportunities/united-states-senate-youth-program
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California

DEADLINE:
December 14, 2020

Ms. Dina Fong
Communications Manager/USSYP Coordinator
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5602
Sacramento, 95814
(916) 319-0551
ussyp@cde.ca.gov
www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/us/
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Colorado

DEADLINE:
December 11, 2020

Ms. Kim Burnham
Competitive Grants and Awards Supervisor
Colorado Department of Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1100
Denver, 80202
(303) 866-6916
Burnham_k@cde.state.co.us
www.cde.state.co.us/cdeawards/senateyouth.htm 
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Connecticut

DEADLINE:
November 13, 2020

Mr. Stephen A. Armstrong
Social Studies Consultant
Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, 06103
(860) 878-1941
stephen.armstrong@ct.gov
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Social-Studies/ussyp_letter_and_application.pdf?la=en
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Delaware

DEADLINE:
November 20, 2020

Mr. Preston Shockley
Social Studies Education Associate
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, 19901
(302) 735-4180
preston.shockley@doe.k12.de.us
www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/3052
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Department of Defense Education Activity

DEADLINE:
January 05, 2021

Ms. Elizabeth A. Costanzo
Pre K – 12 Social Studies ISS
Department of Defense Education Activity
4800 Mark Center Drive, 6th Floor
Alexandria, 22311
(571) 372-0578
Elizabeth.Costanzo@hq.dodea.edu
https://www.dodea.edu/Curriculum/socialStudies/ussyp.cfm
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District of Columbia

DEADLINE:
December 23, 2020

Ms. Janae M. Eason
Management Analyst
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
1050 First St NE, Fifth Floor
Washington, 20002
(202) 481-3481
janae.eason@dc.gov
www.osse.dc.gov/service/united-states-senate-youth-program-ussyp
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Florida

DEADLINE:
December 14, 2020

Ms. Annette B. Pitts
Director
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
(850) 322-8223
(850) 322-8223
apitts@flsouthern.edu
https://www.flsouthern.edu/arts-centers/centers-institutes/justice-teaching-center/justice-teaching-other-programs/united-states-senate-youth.aspx
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Georgia

DEADLINE:
December 14, 2020

Ms. Keisha N. Ford-Jenrette
Program Manager
Georgia Department of Education
205 Jesse Hill Jr. DR, SE Suite 2070
Atlanta, 30334
(404) 657-2949
kford@gadoe.org
www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Excellence-Recognition/
Pages/U.S.-Senate-Youth-Program.aspx

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Hawaii

DEADLINE:
November 30, 2020

Ms. Tiffany Frias
Educational Specialist
Hawaii Department of Education
475 22nd Avenue, Room 207
Honolulu, 96816
(808) 305-9774
tiffany.frias@k12.hi.us
https://www.hawaiistuco.com/activitiesscholarships.html
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Idaho

DEADLINE:
December 18, 2020

Mr. Peter G. Kavouras
Social Studies Coordinator
Idaho Department of Education
650 West State Street
Boise, 83720-0027
(208) 332-6800
pgkavouras@sde.idaho.gov
https://www.sde.idaho.gov/academic/social-studies/
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Illinois

DEADLINE:
November 13, 2020

Ms. Liz Hiler
Principal Consultant, Social Science
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street, N-253
Springfield, 62777
(217) 524-4832
ussyp@isbe.net
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/United-States-Senate-Youth-Program-Hearst-Scholarship.aspx
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Indiana

DEADLINE:
November 15, 2020

Tim Kalgreen, M.Ed.
Indiana Bar Foundation
Director of Civic Education
615 N. Alabama, Suite 426
Indianapolis, 46204
(317) 608-6503
tkalgreen@inbf.org
www.inbf.org/educational-programs/united-states-senate-youth-program
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Iowa

DEADLINE:
December 14, 2020

Ms. Stefanie Wager
Social Studies Consultant
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 SE 14th Street
Des Moines, 50319
(515) 725-7842
stefanie.wager@iowa.gov
https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/advanced-learning-opportunities/us-senate-youth-program
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Kansas

DEADLINE:
November 20, 2020

Mrs. Marisa Seele
Administrative Specialist
Kansas State Department of Education
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson St., Suite #102
Topeka, 66612-1212
(785) 296-2551
mseele@ksde.org
www.ksde.org/Agency/Fiscal-and-Administrative-Services/Communications-and-Recognition-Programs/Senate-Youth
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Kentucky

DEADLINE:
December 31, 2020

Ms. Donna Melton
Program Consultant
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, 40601
(502) 564-2000 Ext. 4616
donna.melton@education.ky.gov
https://education.ky.gov
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Louisiana

DEADLINE:
November 16, 2020

Mrs. Marian E. Johnson
Education Program Consultant, USSYP State Coordinator
Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, 70802
(225) 219-7372
Marian.johnson@la.gov
http://www.louisianabelieves.com/academics/award-programs
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Maine

DEADLINE:
December 04, 2020

Mr. Joe Schmidt
Social Studies Specialist
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, 04333-0023
(207) 624-6828
Joe.Schmidt@maine.gov
https://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/content/social/USSYP
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Maryland

DEADLINE:
November 02, 2020

Dr. Christy Thompson
Executive Director
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street, 4th Floor, DOSFSS
Baltimore, 21201
(410) 767-0292
Christy.Thompson@maryland.gov
http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/pages/dsfss/youth-development/ussyp-scholarship.aspx
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Massachusetts

DEADLINE:
December 31, 2020

 

Ms. Donna Taylor
SSAC / USSYP Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Education
75 Pleasant St.
Malden, 02148
(781) 338-6320
DonnaM.Taylor@mass.gov
http://www.doe.mass.edu/scholarships/senate/default.html
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Michigan

DEADLINE:
December 07, 2020

Nicholas Orlowski, PHD
Director of Professional Learning
Michigan Council for History Education
D-1-214 Mackinac Hall
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, 49401
(269) 301-0550
teachinghistoryinmi@gmail.com
https://www.teachinghistoryinmi.org/us-senate-youth-program
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Minnesota

DEADLINE:
December 04, 2020

Ms. Gloriann McDonald
State Planning Director
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, 55113
(651) 582-8734
MDE.communications@state.mn.us
https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/youth/
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Mississippi

DEADLINE:
December 01, 2020

Ms. Sandra Hilliard
Education Specialist, Sr.
Office of Teaching and Learning, Division of Educator Effectiveness
Mississippi Department of Education
PO. Box 771
Jackson, 39205
(601) 359-2213
SHilliard@mdek12.org
https://mdek12.org/OTL/OTC/USSYP
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Missouri

DEADLINE:
October 22, 2020

Ms. Dixie J. Grupe
Social Studies Director, Office of College and Career Readiness
MO Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, 65102-0480
(573) 751-0398
Dixie.Grupe@dese.mo.gov
http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/curriculum/social-studies/
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Montana

DEADLINE:
November 02, 2020

Ms. Kristen Bokovoy
USSYP Coordinator
Montana Office of Public Instruction
PO Box 202501
Helena, 59620-2501
(406) 444-2417
Kristen.bokovoy2@mt.gov
http://opi.mt.gov/Families-Students/Student-Resources/Student-Scholarships-Student-Exchange
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Nebraska

DEADLINE:
November 06, 2020

Ms. Ebony McKiver
Social Studies Specialist
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, 68509-4987
(402) 471-2449
harris.payne@nebraska.gov
https://www.education.ne.gov/socialstudies/united-states-senate-youth-program-hearst-foundations-scholarship/
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Nevada

DEADLINE:
December 06, 2020

Ms. Jaynie Malorni
Programs Consultant
Nevada Department of Education, Office of Standards and Instructional Support
Southern Office
2080 E. Flamingo Rd, Suite 210
Las Vegas NV 89119
(702) 486-8398
jmalorni@doe.nv.gov
http://www.doe.nv.gov/Scholarships/U_S__Senate_Youth_Program/
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New Hampshire

DEADLINE:
December 15, 2020

Ms. Lori Kincaid
Program Specialist
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, 03301
(603) 271-6646
Lori.kincaid@doe.nh.gov
https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/commissioner/recognition-programs/united-states-senate-youth-program
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New Jersey

DEADLINE:
November 30, 2020

Dr. Beverly R. Plein
Director, Office of Standards
New Jersey Department of Education
PO Box 500
Trenton, 08625-0500
(609) 376-3884
beverly.plein@doe.nj.gov
www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/ss/syp/
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New Mexico

DEADLINE:
December 04, 2020

Ms. Julie Arnold
NMASSP Awards Coordinator
Rio Rancho Cyber Academy
1330 Jackie Rd.
Rio Rancho, NM 87501
(505) 962-1701
julie.arnold@rrps.net
http://nmassp.org/?page_id=74
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New York

DEADLINE:
December 20, 2020

Ms. Lisa Pingelski
Associate in Instructional Services
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, EBA 860
Albany, 12234
(518) 473-0741
NYSenateYouth@nysed.gov
http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/awards-and-scholarships
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North Carolina

DEADLINE:
December 06, 2020

Ms. Michelle McLaughlin
K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Consultant
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6307 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, 27699
(984) 236-2827
michelle.mclaughlin@dpi.nc.gov
http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/
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North Dakota

DEADLINE:
December 31, 2020

Ms. Jennifer Anderson
Communications Officer
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, 58505-0440
(701) 328-3216
jemanderson@nd.gov 
https://www.nd.gov/dpi/parentscommunity/students/united-states-senate-youth-program//
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Ohio

DEADLINE:
December 4, 2020

Ms. Linda McKean
Social Studies Consultant
Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street – Mail Stop 509
Columbus, 43215
(614) 387-3200
Linda.McKean@education.ohio.gov
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Scholarships/US-Senate-Youth-Program
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Oklahoma

DEADLINE:
November 20, 2020

Dr. Brenda M. Beymer-Chapman
Director of Social Studies Education
Oklahoma Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, 73105
(405) 522-3523
Brenda.Chapman@sde.ok.gov
http://sde.ok.gov/sde/social-studies#USSYP
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Oregon

DEADLINE:
January 08, 2021

Ms. Jenni Knaus
Communications Specialist
Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, 97310
(503) 947-5860
Jenni.Knaus@state.or.us
http://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/pages/united-states-senate-youth-program.aspx
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Pennsylvania

DEADLINE:
November 25, 2020

Mr. Jeffery D. Kusniez
USSYP Coordinator
Pennsylvania Department of Education
120 N. Monroe Street
Boyertown, 19512
(484) 332-4774
senateyouth@pasc.net
https://www.pasc.net/scholarships
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Rhode Island

DEADLINE:
January 15, 2020

Ms. Colleen R. Brophy
Executive Staff Assistant, Office of the Deputy Commissioner
RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, 02903
(401) 222-4275
Colleen.Brophy@ride.ri.gov
http://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/AdditionalResources/StudentScholarships.aspx
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South Carolina

DEADLINE:
November 02, 2020

Mrs. Wanda A. Davis
Ombudsman and State USSYP Program Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street, Room 1005-C
Columbia, 29201
(803) 734-8485
wdavis@ed.sc.gov
https://ed.sc.gov/newsroom/scholarships/us-senate-youth-program-scholarship/
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South Dakota

DEADLINE:
December 08, 2020

Mr. Mark Gageby
Education Program Specialist
South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, 57501-2294
(605) 773-3727
mark.gageby@state.sd.us
http://doe.sd.gov/scholarships/senateyouth.aspx
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Tennessee

DEADLINE:
December 04, 2020

Ms. Charlotte Woehler
Office of Standards and Materials: Coordinator of Student Opportunities
Tennessee Department of Education
Floor 11 Andrew Johnson Towers
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, 37243
(615) 253-4344
Charlotte.Woehler@tn.gov
https://www.tn.gov/education/instruction/opportunities-for-students.html
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Texas

DEADLINE:
November 13, 2020

Ms. Cindee Tonnesen
USSYP Program Coordinator
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 475-3722
USSYP@tea.texas.gov
www.tea.texas.gov/ussyp/
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Utah

DEADLINE:
December 11, 2020

Ms. Brenda McMurtrey
Executive Secretary, Humanities Team
Utah State Board Of Education
250 E 500 S
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, 84114
(801) 537-7891
brenda.mcmurtrey@schools.utah.gov
https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/socialstudies?mid=1129&aid=4
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Vermont

DEADLINE:
January 04, 2021

Mr. Jay Nichols
Executive Director
Vermont Principals’ Association
Two Prospect Street, Suite #3
Montpelier, 05602
(802) 229-0547
jnichols@vpaonline.org
https://vpaonline.org/student-activities/scholarships/ussyp-scholarship/
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Virginia

DEADLINE:
December 11, 2020

Ms. Christonya Brown
History and Social Sciences Coordinator
Virginia Department of Education
PO Box 2120
Richmond, 23219
(804) 225-2893
Christonya.Brown@doe.virginia.gov
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/index.shtml
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Washington

DEADLINE:
November 16, 2020

Cris Sippel for Roz Thompson
Director of Governmental Relations
Association of Washington School Principals
1021 8th Ave. SE
Olympia, 98501-1500
(800) 562-6100
cris@awsp.org
www.awsleaders.org/senate-youth
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West Virginia

DEADLINE:
November 13, 2020

Dustin Lambert, M.Ed.
State Social Studies Coordinator
West Virginia Department of Education Office of Middle/Secondary Learning
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, 25305
(304) 558-5325
DLLambert@k12.wv.us
https://wvde.us/middle-secondary-learning/social-studies/student-programs/
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Wisconsin

DEADLINE:
December 07, 2020

Ms. Kristen McDaniel
Social Studies Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street
Madison, 53707
(608) 266-2207
Kristen.McDaniel@dpi.wi.gov
https://dpi.wi.gov/social-studies/senate-youth
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Wyoming

DEADLINE:
November 30, 2020

Ms. Madison Lacey
Hathaway Scholarship Consultant
Wyoming Department of Education
122 W. 25th Street, Ste. E200
Cheyenne, 82002
(307) 777-6840
Madison.Lacey@wyo.gov
http://edu.wyoming.gov/beyond-the-classroom/senate-youth-program/
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