U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

The U.S. Senate Youth Program applications for 2018 are now closed. No exceptions!

If you have not received an invitation to move forward to the panel interviews Friday, November 17th, sorry to say, you have not been selected.

2016-2017 United States Senate Youth Scholarship Program Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 winners of the U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Progam – Henry Rosas Ibarra and Meena Venkataramanan. Pictured here with Arizona State Senator Jeff Flake.

U.S. Senate Youth Program 2017
One hundred and four high school student delegates – two from each state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity – took part in the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program held in Washington, DC on March 4-11, 2017. (© Photo by Jakub Mosur and Erin Lubin).

2018 United States Senate Youth Scholarship Program

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 56th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 3 – 10, 2018. 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.


To prepare for the examination, students are advised to study the Constitution, review general knowledge about American history, the U.S. government and political processes and know the current elected and appointed official in each branch of government as well as key historic figures who have served in each branch. Senate Youth delegates are always up to speed on current events in the political world, at home and abroad, and keeping current with political news and newsmakers will be very helpful.

For more information, please visit: http://ussenateyouth.org/

To view the 2017-2018 Program Brochure, please click here.

To view the 2017-2018 Program Application, please find here.