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.
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Washington Week will be held online the week of March 15, 2021. The exact timeframe of the program is to be decided. Two students from each state will be selected to attend the online program and each will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. 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.
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Students who are interested should look over the criteria in the USSYP 2020 Brochure and then contact their school counselor or system coordinator for an application.
Each school system/private school may nominate one candidate to the state level. The process by which they select that candidate is up to them.
After the applications are received and scored, each candidate will be given the USSYP Qualifying Exam, which consists of five sections of questions on politics and government and one essay section.
The top-scoring candidates will be interviewed. Two Delegates and two Alternates will be selected.