The California Department of Education administers the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that is an annual scholarship competition funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and endorsed by the United States Senate. Each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia select two high school juniors or seniors to participate in the USSYP. The delegates receive a $5,000 college scholarship and attend a one-week, all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. from March 9-16, 2013.
Please note that students must be nominated by their high school principal to be considered for the USSYP. Students are unable to apply to the USSYP directly. The deadline to apply for the 2013 USSYP is Friday, September 28, 2012.
- Letter to High School Principals, Counselors, and Scholarship Coordinators
- California Student Application 2013 (DOC; Dated 07-Aug-2012)
- California Qualifying Examination
- California Instructions - Instructions for the 2013 USSYP student application.
- California Frequently Asked Questions - Information on eligibility requirements, selection criteria, how to apply, and deadlines for applying.
- United States Senate Youth Program Brochure - Information on how to qualify, program description, and scholarship rules.
- 2013 U.S. Senate Youth Program News Release 2013 Winners.
- William Randolph Hearst Foundation - Information from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Web site regarding the United States Senate Youth Program.
For further information contact:
David Carriker, USSYP Coordinator
Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5602
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901