Senate Youth Program
Senate Youth Program
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
United States Senate Youth Scholarship - 2013 Semi-Finalists Announced
Monday, 26 August 2013
Two Outstanding Oregon High School Students Will be Selected to Spend a Week in Washington Observing the Federal Government in Action
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 52nd Anniversary program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 8-15, 2014. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
2013-2014 U.S. Senate Youth Program
A selection committee will review eligible nominees who have submitted the completed application and qualifying essay questions by October 11, 2013. From the top competitors, the selection committee will invite 4 of the nominees for a site visit and interview. Once these interviews have been completed, two finalists and a first and second alternate to represent Oregon will be selected.
2013 Finalists and Alternates
01/22/2013 (29 KB)
Announcing the finalists and alternates for 2013.
USSYP Nomination Guidelines
08/09/2013 (421.53 KB)
Guidelines provided to schools and students for their nomination process for the United States Youth Senate Program.
USSYP Frequently Asked Questions
08/09/2013 (262.75 KB)
Answers for general questions frequently asked regarding the United States Senate Youth Program.
2014 U.S. Senate Youth Program Brochure
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Website
Official website for William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
Required Application Documents
1. A statement of recommendation for the student.
2. The Student Activities Profile.
3. An essay responding to one of the four Essay Topics.
4. A statement of the specific process used to determine the school's nominee.
USSYP Student Activities Profile (rtf)
08/08/2013 (110.12 KB)
USSYP Student Activities Profile (Word)
08/08/2013 (36.50 KB)
USSYP Essay Topics (.pdf)
08/09/2013 (58.46 KB)
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