State Contacts and Deadlines

Selection Process  :    State Contacts and Deadlines

Please note: Each state’s deadline date is shown below in blue and will be updated for the 2022 program by August 1, 2021. The deadline in each state may be reconfirmed by contacting the high school principal or the state selection contact.

Alabama

DEADLINE:
September 30, 2021

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:
November 1, 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:
October 15, 2021

Mr. James W. Arwood
Constituent Services Manager
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin #2
Phoenix, 85007
(602) 542-4254
Questions@azed.gov
https://www.azed.gov/studentachievement/senateyouth/
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Arkansas

DEADLINE:
October 8, 2021

Ms. Amber Pirnique
Social Studies Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #15
Little Rock, 72201
(501) 682-5764
Amber.Pirnique@ade.arkansas.gov
https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/learning-services/curriculum-support/united-states-senate-youth-program
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California

DEADLINE:
October 6, 2021

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:
October 8, 2021

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 
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Connecticut

DEADLINE:
October 29, 2021

Mr. Stephen A. Armstrong
Social Studies Consultant
Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, 06103
(860) 713-6706
stephen.armstrong@ct.gov
https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Services/K-12-Education/Academics/Social-Studies
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Delaware

DEADLINE:
October 6, 2021

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:
October 29, 2021

Ms. Elizabeth A. Costanzo
ISS 6-12 Social Studies
Department of Defense Education Activity
4800 Mark Center Drive, 6th Floor
Alexandria, 22311
(636) 628-8214
Elizabeth.Costanzo@hq.dodea.edu
https://www.dodea.edu/Curriculum/socialStudies/ussyp.cfm
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District of Columbia

DEADLINE:
October 29, 2021

Ms. Janae M. Eason
Management Analyst
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
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:
October 26, 2021

Ms. Cindy Huffman
Educational Consultant
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1502
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 245-7858
usspy@fldoe.org
www.fldoe.org/civicliteracy/ussyp.stml/
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Georgia

DEADLINE:
September 13, 2021

Ms. Meghan Frick
Director of Communications
Georgia Department of Education
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, 30335
(404) 416-2286
Mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us
https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Excellence-Recognition/Pages/U.S.-Senate-Youth-Program.aspx
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Hawaii

DEADLINE:
October 15, 2021

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
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Idaho

DEADLINE:
October 22, 2021

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:
October 1, 2021

Ms. Katrina L. Cunningham
Principal Consultant
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street, N-253
Springfield, 62777
(312) 814-2282
kacunnin@isbe.net
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/United-States-Senate-Youth-Program-Hearst-Scholarship.aspx
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Indiana

DEADLINE:
October 1, 2021

Tim Kalgreen, M.Ed.
Director of Civic Education
Indiana Bar Foundation
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:
October 1, 2021

Ms. Rosanne Malek
Gifted and Talented Consultant
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th Street
Des Moines, 50319
(515) 281-3199
rosanne.malek@iowa.gov
www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/advanced-learning-opportunities/us-senate-youth-program
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Kansas

DEADLINE:
October 8, 2021

Mrs. Tamla Miller
Public Service Administrator
Kansas State Department of Education
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson St., Suite #102
Topeka, 66612-1212
(785) 296-4950
tmiller@ksde.org
www.ksde.org/Agency/Fiscal-and-Administrative-Services/Communications-and-Recognition-Programs/Senate-Youth
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Kentucky

DEADLINE:
October 31, 2021

Ms. Donna Melton
State Program Coordinator
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:
October 5, 2021

Mrs. Marian E. Johnson
Education Program Consultant, USSYP State Coordinator
Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North Third Street, Room 4-226
Baton Rouge, 70802
(225) 342-1721
Marian.johnson@la.gov
www.louisianabelieves.com/academics/award-programs
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Maine

DEADLINE:
October 15, 2021

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:
October 15, 2021

Dr. Christy G. 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:
October 15, 2021

Ms. Donna M. Taylor
USSYP Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Office for Food and Nutrition
75 Pleasant St.
Malden, 02148
(781) 338-6320
DonnaM.Taylor@mass.gov
https://www.doe.mass.edu/scholarships/senate/
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Michigan

DEADLINE:
October 15, 2021

Dr. Nicholas S. Orlowski,
Awards Chair
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:
October 29, 2021

Mr. Doug Paulson
Director
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, 55113
(651) 582-8734
doug.paulson@state.mn.us
https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/youth/
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Mississippi

DEADLINE:
October 01, 2021

Mrs. Sandra Hilliard
Education Specialist, Sr.
Office of Teaching and Learning, Division of Educator Effectiveness
Mississippi Department of Education
359 North West Street
Jackson, 39205
(601) 359-3631
shilliard@mdek12.org
https://www.mdek12.org/OTL/OTC/recognition
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Missouri

DEADLINE:
September 27, 2021

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:
October 4, 2021

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#ussyp
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Nebraska

DEADLINE:
October 1, 2021

Ms. Ebony McKiver
Social Studies Education Specialist
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, 68509-4987
(531) 207-9043
ebony.mckiver@nebraska.gov
https://www.education.ne.gov/socialstudies/united-states-senate-youth-program-hearst-foundations-scholarship/
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Nevada

DEADLINE:
November 1, 2021

Ms. Jaynie Malorni
Education Program Professional/Coordinator
Nevada Department of Education, Office of Standards and Instructional Support
Southern Office
2080 E. Flamingo Rd, Suite 210
Las Vegas NV 89119
(702) 473-0140
jmalorni@doe.nv.gov
http://www.doe.nv.gov/Scholarships/U_S__Senate_Youth_Program/
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New Hampshire

DEADLINE:
October 18, 2021

Ms. Stacey MacStravic
Recognition & Award Programs Coordinator
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, 03301
(603) 271-3802
stacey.a.macstravic1@doe.nh.gov
www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/commissioner/recognition-programs/united-states-senate-youth-program
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New Jersey

DEADLINE:
October 11, 2021

Mrs. Ashley Woolsey-Greene
Social Studies Coordinator
Office of Standards
New Jersey Department of Education
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, 08625
(609) 376-3884
Ashley.woolsey-greene@doe.nj.gov
www.nj.gov/education/aps/cccs/ss/syp/
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New Mexico

DEADLINE:
October 15, 2021

Dr. Warman Hall
NMASSP Committee for Awards
500 E. Chaco Street
Aztec, 87410
(505) 334-9414
ahhallwa@aztecschools.com
http://nmassp.org/?page_id=74
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New York

DEADLINE:
October 20, 2021

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:
October 3, 2021

Ms. Michelle McLaughlin
K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Consultant
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
595 Botanical Court
Bunnlevel, 28323
(984) 236-2827
michelle.mclaughlin@dpi.nc.gov
http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/
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North Dakota

DEADLINE:
October 22, 2021

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:
October 11, 2021

Ms. Linda McKean
Social Studies Consultant
Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, 43215
(614) 387-0957
Linda.McKean@education.ohio.gov
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Scholarships/US-Senate-Youth-Program
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Oklahoma

DEADLINE:
October 1, 2021

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:
October 15, 2021

Amit Kobrowski
Social Science Specialist
Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, 97310
(503) 947-0601
Amit.Kobrowski@state.or.us
http://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/pages/united-states-senate-youth-program.aspx
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Pennsylvania

DEADLINE:
October 8, 2021

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:
October 29, 2021

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:
September 17, 2021

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:
October 1, 2021

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:
October 15, 2021

Mrs. Charlotte A. Woehler
Office of Academics: Coordinator of Student Opportunities
Tennessee Department of Education
Floor 9 Andrew Johnson Towers
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, 37243
(615) 733-9670
Charlotte.Woehler@tn.gov
https://www.tn.gov/education/instruction/opportunities-for-students.html
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Texas

DEADLINE:
October 1, 2021

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:
October 1, 2021

Ms. Brenda McMurtrey
Executive Secretary, Humanities Team
Utah State Board Of Education
250 E 500 S
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, 84114
(801) 538-7891
brenda.mcmurtrey@schools.utah.gov
https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/socialstudies?mid=1129&aid=4
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Vermont

DEADLINE:
October 18, 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:
September 24, 2021

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

DEADLINE:
September 15, 2021

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

DEADLINE:
October 15, 2021

Mr. Dustin L. Lambert
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:
October 11, 2021

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:
October 15, 2021

Ms. Madison Lacey
Hathaway Scholarship Consultant
Wyoming Department of Education
122 25th Street, Ste. E200
Herschler Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, 82002
(307) 777-6840
Madison.Lacey@wyo.gov
https://edu.wyoming.gov/for-parents-students/senate-youth-program//
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