Reminder of United States Senate Youth Program Opportunity for Qualifying Juniors and Seniors

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United States Senate Youth Program Opportunity for Qualifying Juniors and Seniors

The United States Senate Youth Program, funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and endorsed by the U.S. Senate, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service, history or political science. For the 2021-22 school year, two delegates will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and attend an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., on March 5-12, 2022 (the Hearst Foundation is planning for in-person programming in Washington, D.C., pending public health and safety guidance for travel and indoor gatherings). Two alternates will receive a $200 cash award from the Oregon Department of Education.

All high school juniors and seniors must be nominated by their high school principal or designated school official to apply for the program. Nominated students must be active in elected or appointed leadership positions that relate to government, public affairs, education and/or community service. School officials must publicize the opportunity to all qualifying juniors and seniors, develop a process for selection of a nominee(s) from the school, and identify a student(s) to apply.

We encourage public and private high schools to share this information with eligible juniors and seniors, especially those from historically underserved communities.

The requirements and state online application are available on Oregon’s U.S. Senate Youth Program webpage. Completed applications are due by Friday, October 15, 2021. Please contact Amit Kobrowski with any questions. 

Thank you!