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The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution in 1962 creating The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), a national initiative to provide a yearly opportunity for students who demonstrate leadership abilities and rank academically in the top one percent of their class. The USSYP is designed to deepen students understanding of America’s political processes and encourage them to consider careers in public service.

Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will become USSYP delegates. Each year the delegates visit Washington, DC and experience the United States government in action. 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 US Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses for the USSYP will be provided by the Hearst Foundation. Each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for four (4) year undergraduate studies.

To learn more about the USSYP please visit the USSYP website or contact Post-Secondary Education. You may fill out the USSYP Application.

2014 Recipient Announcement

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