United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

The Virginia Department of Education will select two student delegates to represent Virginia in the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. 


Each delegate will receive a $10,000 scholarship.  Delegates will attend the 59th annual United States senate youth program Washington week online, March 14 – 18, 2021.
Each public and private high school may submit up to three applications.  Your application must be turned into Mrs. Huntsinger by 12/04 at 3:00pm to be considered for this opportunity.


Eligible 2021 USSYP delegate:

 Student Body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
 Class president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
 Student Council representative
 A National Honor Society officer (including discipline-based honor societies such as the
National English and Social Studies Honor Societies that include service components)
 Student representative elected or appointed (appointed by a panel, commission, or board)to a local, district, regional, or state-level civic service and/or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator

Each nominee must be a permanent resident of the United States and currently enrolled in a public or private secondary school located in the state in which either one of his or her parents or guardians legally resides. 

Application Application link here
Part 2 Complete the essay

VA US Senate Youth Program 20-21 Essay
Part 3 Submit a complete packet to Mrs. Huntsinger by 12/04/2020 no later than 3:00pm.