United States Senate Youth 10/02
Title: United States Senate Youth Scholarship
104 STUDENTS WILL BE SELECTED FOR A WEEK-LONG GOVERNMENT AND LEADERSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAM IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL AND A ONE-TIME $5,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP.
The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution in 1962 creating the UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM, a national initiative to provide a yearly opportunity for talented young people with demonstrated leadership abilities to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes and strengthen their resolve to pursue careers in public service.
The United States Senate Youth Program brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with an outstanding group of high school students — two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) — during an intensive week-long educational program held in Washington, D.C. The program is merit-based and highly competitive. Each student also receives a one-time $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. Now in its fifty-fourth year, the program has been fully funded since inception by THE HEARST FOUNDATIONS as part of their continuing commitment to preparing young people for citizenship and leadership in our participatory democracy. More than 5,000 strong, United States Senate Youth Program alumni go on to serve the country in many ways, often in senior national leadership positions.
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