The 58th United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) provides an opportunity for qualified high school juniors and seniors to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes. Please make sure this opportunity is available to all interested students. Qualifications for this program are located at: in the 2020 brochure.


Two students are selected from each state, and each will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend Washington, D.C. Week, March 7-14, 2020, and a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship award. 

The deadline to submit an intent to apply for the USSYP has passed. If you submitted an intent to apply, you and your principal have been e-mailed instructions for the application.
If you did not receive an e-mail, please contact Dr. Anne-Lise Halvorsen at Thank you!​
Eligibility & Instructions
Press Release

Read About the 2020 Winners Here.

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Tamara Shreiner, Ph.D.

Executive Director Michigan Council for History Education

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