United States Senate Youth Program

United States Senate Youth Program

2023 USSYP Students


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

Qualified junior or senior high school students who applied for this opportunity showed demonstrated leadership through public service in elected positions during the entire 2023 – 2024 school year where they actively represented a constituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history and/or community service. The students actively served in qualified leadership positions and were enrolled in high school.

Two student delegates and a first and second alternate were selected. The two winning delegates will represent DoDEA and the U.S. Senators for where their parent is registered to vote in an intensive educational program during the 62nd annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week.

Each of the two winning delegates will be awarded $10,000 undergraduate college Scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. Winners MUST attend the entire 2024 Washington Week, in order to receive the scholarship.

IMPORTANT: DoDEA students living in the Pacific, Europe, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Cuba apply through DoDEA Headquarters. DoDEA students in the Americas apply for the US Senate Youth Program through the state education agency and compete with other state applicants within their state.


Application Deadline

The Application Window for eligible DoDEA students is August 28th – October 27th, 2023. Students interested in applying will request membership in the Schoology course by contacting Ms. Elizabeth Costanzo elizabeth.costanzo@dodea.edu to enroll in the course.

Contact Information

DoDEA Social Studies Instructional Systems Specialist
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria VA 22350-1400
Email: dodea.social-studies@dodea.edu


Reflections on the USSYP Experience


USSYP Website
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.

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