United States Senate Youth

Qualified high school juniors and seniors may apply for the opportunity to experience government firsthand and compete for $10,000 scholarships in the United States Senate Youth Program. Deadline for submission of applications is October. Established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution and funded by the Hearst Foundations, the United States Senate Youth Program provides a unique experience for students interested in pursuing careers in public service. If you are a high school junior or senior serving in an elected or appointed capacity in approved campus or community organizations, you may be eligible to apply for this extraordinary initiative. Two qualified junior or senior high school students will represent Florida in a weeklong program in Washington, D.C. receiving the educational opportunity to hear major policy addresses by United States Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Department of State and Defense, and directors of other federal agencies. In addition, each student delegate will be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies.

The 58th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 7-14, 2020. All transportation, hotel, and meal expenses will be provided by the Hearst Foundations. Review brochure and rules carefully before completing the USSYP application.

The Justice Teaching Center for Civic Learning at Florida Southern College administers the Florida application and selection processes for the United States Senate Youth Program. For more information contact apitts@flsouthern.edu.