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2018 U.S. Senate Youth Program Instructions

Instructions for the 2018 U.S. Senate Youth Program Application.

To apply for the 2018 U.S. Senate Youth Program, students must meet these minimum eligible qualifications:

  • Show demonstrated leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions where they are actively representing a consituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history and/or community service.
  • Must be actively serving in qualified leadership positions, enrolled in high school as a junior or senior and living in California for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Must be a legal permanent resident or citizen of the United States at the time of application.

If the above has been met, then the student must do the following:

Survey deadline closes on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

  • Part A – Send unofficial student transcripts with a list of all courses plus complete form and attain required signatures from school principal, student, and parent.

Part A form and transcripts must be mailed to CDE and postmarked by Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

  • Late applicants will not be considered.
  • Application packets received by fax or e-mail will not be considered.
  • Incomplete submissions may be disqualified.
  • Please do not include additional materials besides the required elements.

Mail Part A of the application packet to:

David Carriker, United States Senate Youth Program
California Department of Education
Office of the State Superintendent
1430 N Street, Suite 5602
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901


Questions:   David Carriker | | 916-319-0173
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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