Youth Senate Not Just for Budding Politicians
The new school year hasn’t yet begun, but it’s never too early to start thinking about college scholarships.
Students selected to participate in the U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) not only receive at $10,000 college scholarship, but also a week-long trip to the nation’s capital to see the federal government in action, first hand.
The program was established in 1962 by Senate Resolution and is funded by the Hearst Foundation. The 2019 Wyoming delegates were from Kemmerer and Rawlins.
USSYP is open to high school juniors and seniors serving as elected officers in a number of organizations. Online applications will be available beginning Aug. 15 through Oct. 14.
Finalists will be selected and interviewed by a panel at the Wyoming Department of Education in November. The two delegates will then attend the 58th Annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C. in March.
The delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, and officials from other federal agencies.
Click here to view this year’s USSYP information brochure.