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Student Leaders: Apply for the US Senate Youth Program

posted Sep 17, 2015, 7:01 AM by Erik Arnold
Who can apply?

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:  Any public or private high school junior or senior student (irrespective of nationality, race, color, creed, first language, sex, sexual orientation, class rank or financial need) is eligible for the program provided s/he has not previously been a delegate and is currently serving in an elected or appointed position representing the student body in any one of the following student government, civic or educational organizations:

·      Class Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer)

·      Student Council (Representative or Officer)

·      Student Advisory Committee (Representative to the School Committee)

·      Student Advisory Council (Local, Regional or State Level)

·      School Council (Student Representatives)

·      Student representative to district, regional or state level civic or educational organization

                  (Must be elected or appointed to serve as a representative of students)

Other attributes:

·      Leadership ability.

·      Clear speech and logical thought processes.

·      Community involvement.

·      Participation in a wide selection of activities on and off campus – music, sports, arts, politics.

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. The 54th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 5 – 12, 2016

Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.