USSYP 2021 | Program Announcement
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Washington Week will be held online from March 14-18, 2021. Two students from each state will be selected to attend the online program and each will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. Students may qualify to apply through leadership positions they currently hold per the USSYP official criteria for the current 2020-2021 academic year. If students are unable to hold leadership positions this year due to the pandemic, they can submit the position they held during the 2019-2020 academic year. All student leadership qualifying positions are subject to the judgement of the state selection administrator and will be verified and confirmed.
Hawaii Application Process
Mahalo for your desire to apply to be one of two delegates to represent the State of Hawaii at the United States Senate Youth Program. A committee of education and community leaders will help select two delegates and two alternates to represent the State of Hawaii in the program.
Hawaii Application Criteria
Applicants must be a high school junior or senior.
Selection will be based on the student’s outstanding abilities and demonstrated qualities of leadership in an elected or appointed student office for the current or previous 2019–2020 school year. The primary purposes of the qualifying leadership position must be representation of a constituency and service to others.
The school the applicant attends must be located in the state in which either one of the applicant's parents or guardians legally reside. A student who attends school in a state other than the state of legal residence of his or her parents or guardians is not eligible. Additionally, students must be enrolled in high school and not graduating prior to spring 2021. Please note: eligible students must be able to confirm their proof of citizenship or legal permanent resident status before participating. The student applicant must hold a leadership position in any one of the following student government, civic or educational organizations during the current or previous 2019-2020 academic year:
For more information about the United States Senate Youth Program, please contact Mrs. Tiffany Frias, Educational Specialist for Student Activities, at (808) 305-9774 or email@example.com.