U.S. Senate Youth Program


Sylvia Verdugo
T: (775) 687.9224 F: (775) 687.9202

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 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. Each student also receives a one-time $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. Now in its fifty-third year, the program has been fully funded since inception by THE HEARST FOUNDATIONS as part of the Foundations' continuing commitment to preparing young people for citizenship and leadership in our participatory democracy.

    Program Information

    Application Information

    Application Must be Received by: October 26, 2015

    Mail Completed Application to:
    Sylvia Verdugo
    Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent
    Nevada Department of Education
    700 East Fifth Street, Suite 100
    Carson City, NV 89701


      Applications must be sent from the student's school of

      No other applications will be accepted.