Students invited to apply to U.S. Senate Youth Program


Students in grades 11-12 may apply for the 2020 United States Senate Youth Program, an educational program for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The program is scheduled for March 7-14 in Washington, D.C.

Students are eligible if they have not previously been a delegate to the program and are serving in a schoolwide, district, regional or state elected capacity in a student government, civic or educational organization. Students should have above average grades and an interest in government. They also should be articulate, as they will be participating in discussion groups with national leaders.

The program offers two student leaders from each state a $10,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington to see the U.S. Senate in action.

Counselors who have students interested in the program should request an application and a timed test from the Kentucky Department of Education.

The application and test deadline is Oct. 15. Email Donna Melton for an application or more information.