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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 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 nation's 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.

  N.C. Applications 

for the 2022-2023 SY 

Expected to Be Available 

August 1, 2022.

For Current Information About 

Eligibility, Application Materials, Winners, and NC USSYP Alumni 

Visit the

NC Department of Public Instruction's New Senate Youth Website.

Contact Information

Michelle McLaughlin

U. S. Senate Youth Coordinator in NC

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

[email protected]  

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.