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. Two high school juniors or seniors are selected each year to meet and learn from the highest level elected and appointed officials in Washington. The delegates attend briefings and meetings with senators, the president, a justice of the Supreme Court, cabinet members, federal agency leaders, and senior national media members. In addition, each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship for their undergraduate education.
Students may qualify to apply through leadership positions they currently hold per the USSYP official criteria for the current 2022-2023 academic year. All student leadership qualifying positions are subject to the judgment of the state selection administrator and will be verified and confirmed. Due to program regulations, applicants must be US Citizens or hold permanent residence status. All eligible students are encouraged to apply!
The 61st annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week is planned to be held in person in Washington, D.C., March 4–11, 2023. In the interest of health and safety for all participants, students must be fully vaccinated to attend the program. Students who attend the program will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship in the name of the United States Senate. Please note that attendance at the program is required to receive the scholarship.
- For information on how to qualify and the program and scholarship rules, please visit the US Senate Youth Program Brochure HERE.
- CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION. Please send your application and any additional files to [email protected] before the end of the day on October 14th.
By applying to the U.S. Senate Youth Program, you are also applying to the US Presidential Scholars Program, a prestigious recognition by the U.S. Department of Education.
For any questions, reach out to [email protected].
Arizona's 2022 US Senate Youth Delegates with Arizona Senator Mark Kelly