Two students from each state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will receive a one-time $5,000 undergraduate scholarship each and a week-long trip to Washington, D.C., to observe how government operates. The DoDEA delegates are selected from the overseas DoDEA schools in Europe, Pacific, Cuba, Guam and Puerto Rico. DoDEA students enrolled in our stateside schools (DDESS) must apply through their state programs.
Students enrolled in overseas schools should contact the high school principal/counselor for an application. Students enrolled in stateside schools should follow the directions for applying on the USSYP website.
Principals, teachers and guidance counselors are encouraged to nominate high school juniors and seniors serving in an elected or appointed position in the 2015- 2016 academic year with a strong interest in government and history.
You can read the student essays of two former DoDEA student delegates, Phillip Ramirez and Avalon Roche on the USSYP website
You can see photos from last year's event on DoDEA's official Flickr page.
Students attending Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States will compete with other applicants within their state for a delegate position. Application deadline dates vary by state and are found on the . Deadlines USSYP website for applications are generally September - October but vary by state.