Begun in 1962, the USSYP provides for all expenses, including travel and accommodations, as well as a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship for each student. Two students from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will be selected, according to the criteria outlined in the official brochure attached.
State Departments of Education nationwide select the students and deadlines for applications are generally September - October but vary by state. Principals, teachers and guidance counselors are encouraged to nominate high school juniors and seniors serving in an elected or appointed position in the 2014–2015 academic year with a strong interest in government and history. State selection contacts, deadlines and comprehensive information can be found at: www.ussenateyouth.org.