US Senate Youth Program
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), 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 58th Anniversary program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 7-14, 2020. (Official 2020 brochure for the program)
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 $10,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
USSYP in Wisconsin
Letters with information about the USSYP for Wisconsin students are mailed out to every public and private high school principal and school counselor the first week of September every year.
The application deadline for students this year is October 14th, 2019.