UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution in 1962 creating the UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM, a national initiative
to provide a yearly opportunity for talented young people with demonstrated leadership abilities to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes and strengthen their resolve to pursue careers in public service. The United States Senate Youth Program brings the highest-level officials
from each branch of government together with an outstanding group of high-school students—two high school juniors or seniors from each of
the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity—during an intensive week-long educational program held
in Washington, D.C. The program is merit based and highly competitive. In addition, each student receives a one-time $5,000 undergraduate college
scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.