U.S. Senate Youth Program

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Contact Information

Education Consultant
Madison Lacey
(307) 777-6840

The United States Senate Youth Program, will be a comprehensive public service, leadership and education experience including speakers from the three branches of government and the national media. Delegates will also receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship in the name of the United States Senate.  

The 61st annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week is being planned to be held in person in Washington, D.C. March 4–11, 2023. The program may be held online pending public health guidance and status of large group access to the government venues traditionally visited. If held in person, all delegates will be required to be fully vaccinated to attend. Students must attend the program to receive the scholarship

UPDATE ON COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: In the interest of health and safety for all participants, students must be fully vaccinated to serve as a delegate in Washington, D.C.  Schedules for full vaccination series can be seen here.

Selected students who are not vaccinated will have adequate time to complete the full vaccination series of two vaccine doses and be confirmed ready for service, prior to the program deadline of February 1, 2023. Students may not serve as delegates to an in-person program or receive the scholarship if they fail to meet this requirement.

Selected student delegates will partake in a comprehensive, interactive leadership program in the stated time frame, and each will receive the $10,000 college scholarship in the name of the United States Senate. 

All eligible students are encouraged to apply. Wyoming’s applications for the program’s 2023 selection are open for submissions: August 15 – October 24, 2022. 

A qualified applicant is a junior or senior who is actively serving in an elected or appointed capacity in student government, civic, or education organizations during the current 2022-2023 academic school year. 

This includes:

  • Student body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer. 
  • Class president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer. 
  • Student Council representative.
  • National Honor Society officer (including discipline-based Honor Societies such as the National English Society and Social Studies Honor Societies that include service components).
  • 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 program’s 2023 application must be completed by October 24, 2022. Finalists will be selected and interviewed the first week of November. The top two interviewees will serve as the delegates from Wyoming for the United States Senate Youth Program, to be held March 4 – 11, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program here

Additional Resources

Previous Delegates


2022 Year Program