United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship Information

2020 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)We are pleased to announce an opportunity for two Maryland students to participate in the 2020 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).  Each year, two students from every state and the District of Columbia are selected to attend a week-long government, and leadership program in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.  The week-long event will occur March 7 – 14, 2020.  This program, now in its 58th year, is fully funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.  USSYP has an excellent reputation for providing outstanding student leaders a unique experience in understanding our nation's political process.  The one-week program provides an opportunity for students to meet with legislative, executive, and judicial leaders to discuss political issues that affect our nation.  Each participant also receives a one-time $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

Applications were distributed to all Maryland high schools on August 1, 2019.  Please contact your school principal or guidance counselor to complete an application.  Additional information can be found on the attached brochure and via the USSYP website: www.ussenateyouth.org.

Application deadline date for Maryland is October 11, 2019. If your school principal or guidance counselor did not receive an application, please contact Michele Moore, Management Associate, at 410-767-0358 or email via michele.moore@maryland.gov.