U.S. Senate Youth Program


The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) enters its 58th 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.

A qualified applicant is a junior or senior who is actively serving in an elected or appointed capacity in student government, civic, or educational organizations during the current school year.

This includes:

  1. Student body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer.
  2. Class president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer.
  3. Student Council representative.
  4. National Honor Society officer (including discipline-based Honor Societies such as the National English Society and Social Studies Honor Societies that include service
  5. Student representative (elected or appointed by a panel, commission, or board) to a local, district, regional, or state-level civic, service, and/or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator.

Students will need to complete the online application here. The school principal and parents will be notified after the application is complete.

The application must be completed by  October 14, 2019. Finalists will be selected and interviewed in early November.  The top two interviewees will serve as the delegates from Wyoming for the United States Senate Youth Program, to be held March 7 – 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

The delegates will meet United States Senators during a senate reception and tour the Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court Building, and the Pentagon. Each delegate receives a $10,000 scholarship sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and all expenses for Washington, D.C. are paid on the delegates’ behalf.

For questions or requests, please call Jennifer LaHiff or Bradley Barker, Education Consultants, at (307) 777-6840 or email hathawayscholarship@wyo.gov.

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