The 60th 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 brochure.

The 60th Annual Washington Week will take place March 5 – 12, 2022, with current planning for a timely national selection process and an in-person program in Washington, D.C., pending public health and safety guidelines for travel and indoor gatherings. Two students from each state will be selected to attend the online program and each will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. 


All materials must be received by the DEADLINE of OCTOBER 15, 2021 at 8PM. 


Applications submitted after 8PM on October 15 will not be considered. 


Upon submission of your application, you will receive an email receipt; this signifies that we have received your application. The email address listed on this application will receive a link to the essay at the time selected - please ensure you are available and connected to the internet on the applicable date.


Step 1 - Complete THIS FORM and look for the emailed receipt notifying we received your submission.


Step 2 - Essay questions will be emailed to applicants identified as qualified by the selection committee. Applicants must select Saturday, October 16 or Monday, October 18 as a date to complete the 60-minute timed essay portion via Google Form. Essay questions will be sent to the email included in this application at the selected start time. Applicants are encouraged to make arrangements in advance of the essay to ensure access to a computer and connectivity to the internet.


Step 3 - Students who are selected as finalists will be asked to interview on either the morning of Saturday, November 6 of the evening of Monday, November 8


Read About the 2021 Winners Here.

Read About the 2020 Winners Here.