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United States Senate Youth

Scholarship Program - North Carolina

The U.S. Senate Youth Program is merit-based and highly competitive!

Qualified junior or senior high school students applying for this opportunity must show demonstrated leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions where they are actively representing a constituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history and / or community service. Qualifying students MUST show an active history of serving and representing their peers and working in service of others. Each student must be actively serving in a qualified leadership position, enrolled in high school, and living the entire school year in the state they will represent. The two student delegate winners selected by a committee at the state level will represent their state in an intensive educational program during a week-long experience in Washington D.C. Each of the two winning delegates will also be awarded a $10,000 undergraduate college Scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

In existence since 1962, this United States Senate Youth Program video (8:01) captures the spirit and intent of the Senate Youth program.

United States Senate Youth Scholarship Program

Committed To Preparing Young People For Citizenship And Leadership


The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is an educational

opportunity open to outstanding high school juniors and seniors interested

in pursuing careers in public service.

Mark Your Calendars

Application and Entry 

Materials will be available 

August 1, 2021

Save the Date

Saturday, September 11, 2021

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Senate Youth Application Q & A Webinar

* Link will be published in August

Learn More About the U.S. 

Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Scholarship Program (USSYP) is sponsored by the U.S. Senate. It is funded and administered by the Hearst Foundations. Read for more information using the links below.

North Carolina's Senate Youth 


Ms. Michelle McLaughlin

N.C. Department of Public Instruction

[email protected]