The Livingston High School Social Studies Department is happy to be associated with the United States Senate Youth Program. Established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, this scholarship program is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Each year, two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
The annual program will be held in Washington, D.C. Please click on the link above for program dates.
A qualified candidate for this program must be:
1. Any high school junior or senior student provided he or she has not previously been a delegate to Washington Week and has not received a USSYP scholarship.
2. The student is required to be currently serving in an elected or appointed capacity in any one of the following student government, civic or educational organizations:
a. Student Body President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer
b. Class President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer
c. Student Council Representative
d. Student representative elected or appointed (appointed by a panel, commission or board) to a district, regional or state-level civic and/ or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator.
3. The students 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 at least one parent or guardian currently resides.