Information about the 2015-2016 scholarship will be mailed to all High School Principals and/or Counselors in August 2015 . Please see your school Principal or Counselor about the testing process.
Additional program information can be found on the U.S. Senate Youth Program website at www.ussenateyouth.org .
The accompanying brochure lists the qualifications for applicants. Sections will be based on outstanding academic ability and demonstrated qualities of leadership. The West Virginia delegates will be chosen by the following rules:
These are fill-able forms.
The 53rd Washington Week was, once again, an extraordinary and inspiring endeavor that will surely be remembered by all as an experience of a lifetime. Two student delegates from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity came together for an intensive educational experience about the American government, learning from and being encouraged by the highest level elected and appointed officials in the country. You can review the entire agenda on the program website http://www.hearstfdn.org/ussyp/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-USSYP-Official-Agenda.pdf Speakers for the 53rd annual program included:
- President Barack Obama
- Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen Breyer
- Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr.
- Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia – USSYP Republican Co-Chair
- Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia – USSYP Democratic Co-Chair
- Senator Susan Collins of Maine (alumna of USSYP – 1971)
- Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado (alumnus of USSYP – 1993)
- Swedish Ambassador to the United States Bjorn Lyrvall
- Brian Lamb, Founder and CEO of C-SPAN
Each year, the state department of education selection administrators from the states of the two acting Senate Co-Chairs are invited to attend Washington Week and see the program and the students up close. In addition, this year a record 80 United States Senators came to the 53rd USSYP Annual Reception for all Senators to meet the two students from their state, have a chance to get acquainted and to sign the students’ certificates of scholarship that convey the $5,000 college scholarship. It was truly a magnificent week.
Finally, we were once again privileged to have C-SPAN tape a town hall style meeting event with our students hosted by Brian Lamb. You can have a front row seat to see and hear these thoughtful and motivated young people speak about the program and the impact it has had on them on C-SPAN, Sunday night, April 5th at 8:00 PM ET and re-aired at 11:00 PM ET in the Q and A program.
Social Studies/Assessment Coordinator, Allegra Kazemzadeh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office of Middle/Secondary Learning
Phone: 304-558-5325 FAX: 304-558-1834
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Building 6 Room 603, Charleston, WV 25305