U.S. Senate Youth Program


The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) enters its 55th year of providing high school juniors and seniors with an extensive orientation of all branches of the Federal government and the opportunity to receive a $10,000.00 scholarship.

This fantastic opportunity can only happen if qualifying students apply for the program. To do so, interested students must see that the following things happen:

  1. Fill out the application form (Available on the link below).
  2. The school’s USSYP coordinator or principal must request the program’s examination from the department.
  3. Applicants take this test in September. (It is administered by the USSYP coordinator in each high school.)
  4. The USSYP coordinator mails the originals of each student’s application, examination, and answer sheets to the department postmarked no later than October 3, 2016.

After the examinations are graded, eight finalists will be invited to interview. The top two interviewees will serve as the delegates from Wyoming for the 55th United States Senate Youth Program, to be held March 4-11, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

I encourage you to support this outstanding program. Delegates receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The delegates will meet United States Senators during the Senate reception and tour the Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court Building, and the Pentagon. They also tour historic landmarks and various Smithsonian museums. Each delegate receives a $10,000 scholarship sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The foundation underwrites all Senate Youth Program expenses.

For questions or requests, please call Bruce Hayes, Program Manager, at (307) 777-6198 or email bruce.hayes@wyo.gov.

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