The United States Senate Youth Program brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with an outstanding group of high school students — two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) — during an intensive week-long educational program held in Washington, D.C. The program is merit-based and highly competitive. Each student also receives a one-time $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
Update: The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Washington Week Online will be held Sunday, March 14, 2021 thru Thursday March 18, 2021. Two students from each state will be selected to attend the online program and each will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. Attending the entire Washington Week ONLINE public service and leadership program and the college scholarship are one, inseparable award. Attendance at all online program events is required and monitored. Students may qualify to apply through leadership positions they currently hold per the USSYP official criteria for the current 2020-2021 academic year. If students are unable to hold leadership positions this year due to the pandemic, they can submit the position they held during the 2019-2020 academic year. All student leadership qualifying positions are subject to the judgement of the state selection administrator and will be verified and confirmed.
To learn more about the program, visit https://ussenateyouth.org/.
To read more regarding participant rules and Code of Conduct, visit https://ussenateyouth.org/selection_process_rules/.
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Benjamin Sah Jin Willits Posch, Eudora High School Eudora USD 491
Elizabeth Iris Kim, Manhattan High School, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383
Matthew Inman, Erie High School Erie-Galesburg USD 110
Reed Krewson, Blue Valley Southwest High School.Blue Valley USD 229
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