The United States Senate Youth Program sends two delegates from every state to spend a week in Washington, D.C., where they study our government firsthand. There is also a $10,000 college scholarship for each delegate.
Congratulations 2023 Georgia Delegates!
Delegate: Jack Lakis, Harrison High School
Delegate: Luke Schofield, Lumpkin High School
Alternate: Sarah Bellagat, Eagle's Landing High School
Alternate: Danielle Acosta, Heard County High School
Learn more about our delegates HERE
The 2024 Georgia's United States Senate Youth Program application will open in the August 2023. Georgia high school juniors or seniors may apply to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program, provided they meet the criteria and secure signatures from their principal and school counselor. School counselors/USSYP coordinators who receive requests for the application from students should direct them to the application on this page (you may use short URL gadoe.org/USSYP) once posted.
High school juniors and seniors who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Serving in an elected or appointed position representing a constituency during the 2023-2024 school year – see below for additional information on qualifying positions.
- Enrolled in and attending a Georgia high school through spring 2024.
- 62nd Annual Washington Week, March 2-9, 2024. The selected students must attend all events, in-person, in order to serve as delegates and receive the scholarship.
- Must have proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residence (this is a requirement of the national program).
Qualifying Leadership Positions
Students must hold one of the following elected or appointed positions for the entire current school-year.
- Student Body President
- Student Body Vice President
- Student Body Secretary
- Student Body Treasurer
- Student Council Representative
- Class President
- Class Vice President
- Class Secretary
- Class Treasurer
Commanders: JROTC students who
hold officer-level leadership positions within their cadet corps for the
entire academic year. Note: Serving as a general
JROTC cadet alone will NOT qualify.
Student representative elected or appointed (by a panel, commission, or board) to a district-, regional-, or state-level civic or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator.