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United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship

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Offered by United States Senate Youth Program

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 29, 2024
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

High School Juniors & Seniors

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you a rising high school junior or senior who holds a leadership role within your school’s government or honors society? If so, consider applying for the United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship! Each year, the program offers two students per state a $10,000 scholarship. In addition to the monetary award, winners receive the opportunity to participate in Washington Week. This is a mandatory week-long stay in Washington, D.C. in which you will be able to partake and witness meetings with the Senate leaders, Supreme Court justices, many other important officials, and even the U.S. President! In order to apply, you must contact either your high school principal, counselor, history teacher, or state selection contact to receive an application. This is an amazing opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes experience in Washington D.C. and earn a college scholarship, particularly for students interested in pursuing a career in government and/or politics. With that said, if you’re interested, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to rising high school juniors and seniors who hold a leadership role within their school's government or honors society. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Juniors & Seniors


U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA


Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must obtain an application from a relevant school staff member or their state selection contact. They will be able to provide you with an application as well as more thorough information on application requirements. Below are just a few of the required application materials. Please note that finalists will be required to interview.


Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact United States Senate Youth Program at

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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