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The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

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 annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 7 – 14, 2015. 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.


The 2015 USSYP application will is currently open and will close October 8, 2014: 2015 USSYP Application and Instructions. Please contact your State Selection Coordinator, Tiffany DeJesus shoud you need more information. 

Additional Resources

Official USSYP website

2015 USSYP Brochure

2014 Recipient Announcement

Related Services: 
Service Contact: 
Tiffany DeJesus
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 741-6415
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
3rd Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Service Location: 

Education, Office of the State Superintendent of

GIS Address: 
810 1st Street NE