This program brings two high school juniors and/or seniors from each state to Washington, D.C. for one week to observe the federal government in action. The 104 student delegates are immersed in Washington activities throughout their week’s stay. Visits to the Senate, House of Representatives, the Supreme Court and the Pentagon are interspersed with visits to various Smithsonian museums. Delegates hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials of the Departments of State and Defense and others.
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation will make available to each of the 104 delegates selected to participate in the program a $5,000 scholarship award. Additional information concerning the scholarships will be given to the delegates upon their arrival in Washington.
For more information, visit: http://www.hearstfdn.org/ussyp/
The President signed the fiscal year 2011 Federal Budget on April 15, 2011. Public Law 111-117, the law governing this budget, states that the Byrd Program will not be funded this fiscal year. The Byrd grant programs, covered under this Act, are directly affected by this decision. The Byrd program will not make any new or non-competing continuation awards this year.
Based on this information, and the lack of further federal funding, the Arizona Department of Education will be unable to award or provide funding for Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships. We apologize for any hardships that this may cause those students who had been receiving a Byrd scholarship. Please find below several links that may be helpful in finding alternative scholarships to help pay for your college tuition and expenses: