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United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

USSYP is an amazing opportunity for motivated student leaders to have direct contact with the highest-level elected and appointed officials in the nation who meet with them during a week-long intensive educational program in Washington, D.C. Students will meet with U.S. Senators, senior Senate officers, the President, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Cabinet Secretaries and many other national leaders. Sponsored by the Senate and funded and administered by The Hearst Foundations for fifty-five years, the USSYP mission is to encourage the best and brightest students in America’s high schools to pursue careers in public service.

Begun in 1962, the USSYP provides for all expenses, including travel and accommodations, as well as a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship for each student. Two students from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will be selected, according to the criteria outlined in the official brochure. 

Principals, teachers, and guidance counselors are encouraged to nominate exceptional high school juniors and seniors serving in an elected or appointed position in the 2016–2017 academic year with a strong interest in government and history. Each Utah high school may select two students to participate in the state competition held in November of each year. A packet of information is sent to all high schools in August.

March 4-7, 2017

55th Annual Program
Washington, D.C.

Letter to Educators

Please contact dom[dot]blanc[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Dom Blanc) for more information.