William Randolph Hearst Foundation U.S. Senate Youth Program

  • Deadline: Not Available
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Award Amount: $10,000
  • Website: https://ussenateyouth.org
  • Phone: 800-841-7048 x4540
  • Fax: 415-243-0760
  • Email: ussyp@hearstfdn.org
  • Address: 90 New Montgomery Street Suite 1212 San Francisco, CA 94105-4504

The United States Senate Youth Program was established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution and since then, it has been awarding scholarships to outstanding and deserving students.

The financial aid is given to high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.

Full Description

Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity who get this amazing award will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action.

Furthermore, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

Student delegates will have that pleasure to hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies.

If you think that you are a qualified candidate, you should know that you must show demonstrated leadership by serving in elected or appointed positions.

Who's eligible?

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation U.S. Senate Youth Program is available to any high school junior or senior student if he or she has not previously been a delegate to Washington Week and has not received a USSYP scholarship.

The eligible student must be a legal permanent resident or citizen of the United States at the time of application.

Students who are not United States Citizens must be in possession of their green card at the time of application to be eligible to apply.

Furthermore, the eligible students must be enrolled for the entire academic year in a public or independent high school located in the state in which at least one of their parents or guardians currently resides.

When the personal qualifications are in question, the student must hold a leadership position in student government, civic or educational organizations such as Student Body president, vice president, secretary or treasurer, Class president, vice president, secretary or treasurer, Student Council representative or A National Honor Society officer.

How to Apply

The committee will make a selection based on the student’s outstanding abilities and demonstrated qualities of leadership which should be demonstrated through the application material submitted.

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