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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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 05, 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:
On Hold

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

DEADLINE:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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
www.sde.idaho.gov
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Illinois

DEADLINE:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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 11, 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
44 Baynton Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(269) 401-0550
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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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:
November 20, 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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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
http://www.ed.sc.gov/newsroom/scholarships/us-senate-youth-program-scholarship/
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South Dakota

DEADLINE:
December 04, 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:
On Hold

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, 2020

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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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:
On Hold

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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