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United States Senate Youth Program (Hearst Foundations) Scholarship

United States Senate Youth Program – Hearst Scholarship 

The United States Senate Youth Program enters its 56th year of providing high school juniors and seniors with an extensive orientation of all branches of the Federal government and the opportunity to receive a $10,000.00 scholarship.

This fantastic opportunity can only happen if qualifying students apply for the program. The application can be downloaded in late August. The United States Senate Youth Program, is to be held March 3-10, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

I encourage you to support this outstanding program. Delegates receive an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The delegates will meet United States Senators during the Senate reception and tour the Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court Building, and the Pentagon. They also tour historic landmarks and various Smithsonian museums. Each delegate receives a $10,000 scholarship sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundations. The foundation underwrites all Senate Youth Program expenses.

Should you have any questions, please call Harris Payne at 402.471.2449 or email Harris.Payne@Nebraska.gov .


Application and Informational Materials

  • USSYP Brochure

  • 2017 Nebraska USSYP ApplicationApplications must be received at the Nebraska Department of Education in Lincoln, Nebraska, by 4pm CST on October 4, 2017

    Test and answer sheet must be received at the Nebraska Department of Education in Lincoln, Nebraska, by 4pm CST on November 1, 2017


Photo of members of the United States Senate Youth Program's Hearst Foundations

Photo credit to: Jacub Mosur, USSYP Program Photographer

2017 United States Senate Youth Program Winners

Jacob McNeill from Elkhorn South High School and Matthew Fredricks from Grand Island Northwest High School pictured.

Photo credit to: Jacub Mosur, USSYP Program Photographer

2016 United States Senate Youth Program Winners

Sean Lynch, II from Skutt Catholic Schools and Paige Wergin from Aurora Public Schools pictured with Senator Deb Fischer and Senator Ben Sasse.

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