The future looks bright for the youth of America. Students interested in a career in politics will surely benefit from this program.
Applying for this excellent opportunity is simple, students just have to retrieve the application from their school principals, guidance counselor, or social studies teachers.
This approach may be delayed by the third party involved due to schedule, availability, or just plain forgetfulness.
Alternatively, students can contact their state selection contact by clicking on the link above (or below) and visiting the website. Lucky students are selected by state officials.
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for this program. The first phase of this program brings two students from each state to Washington, D.C.
Deadline: March 12, 2022, to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).
Delegates will be immersed in Washington activities throughout their week-long stay. This is a great time to be fully immersed in the United States Senate experience.
Visits to the Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and Pentagon are mixed with time spent at various Smithsonian museums to maximize the experience of the Nation’s Capitol.
Delegates will hear policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials of various executive departments, and many others.
The best aspect of all of this may just be the fact that the William Randolph Hearst Foundation will pay all expenses for the week, including transportation, hotel, and meals.
Phase two includes awarding both recipients with a generous college scholarship of $5,000 (even after everything thus far).
The Hearst Foundation requires that to obtain scholarship funds, a student must, within two years after high school graduation, enroll at an accredited U. S. college or university.
The student is encouraged to include courses in government or related subjects in his or her undergraduate program.