United States Senate Youth Program

Who Is Eligible:

Each year, in cooperation with the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the New York State Education Department sponsors the United States Senate Youth Program. An outcome of this program is that two high school student leaders (juniors or seniors) are selected to represent New York State in Washington, D.C., all expenses paid.

During their Washington Week experience, delegates participate in an unparalleled learning experience in which the highest-level officials from each branch of government help students explore the American political process and encourage student commitment to public service. Each delegate receives a $5,000 college award provided that two full courses in United States, government, history, and/or political science are taken by the student at an accredited institution during the student’s future college or university career.


Applications my only be acquired through your high school principal or state level education administrators. Refer to the selection contact page: State Level Education Selection Administrators

Each student must be a PERMANENT RESIDENT of the United States and currently enrolled in a public or private secondary school located in the state (including for these purposes the District of Columbia) in which either one of his or her parents or guardians legally resides.

Amount: $5,000
How to apply:

Please Visit: Hearst Foundation
or ...
United States Senate Youth Program
for application (in August) and/or additional information.