12/3/12: The two delegates and two alternates from Georgia to the U.S. Senate Youth Program have been announced. Please see the 2013 USSYP Delegates Announcement [pdf] to the right.
The United States Senate Youth Program sends two delegates from every state to spend a week in Washington, D.C., where they study our government firsthand. There is also a $5,000 college scholarship for each delegate.
The 2013 program will be March 9-16, 2013.
Applications for the 2014 USSYP will be released to the school system USSYP coordinators next year on Friday, August 23, 2013.
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Students who are interested should look over the criteria in the USSYP 2013 Brochure, available for download at the right, and then contact their school counselor or system coordinator for an application starting August 26, 2013.
Each school system/private school may nominate one candidate to the state level. The process by which they select that candidate is up to them.
After the applications are received and scored, each candidate will be given the USSYP Qualifying Exam, which consists of five sections of questions on politics and government and one essay section.
The top-scoring candidate in each Congressional District will be invited to interview in Atlanta at the Georgia Department of Education on Friday, November 15, 2013. The judges will select two Delegates and two Alternates.
This page was updated Monday, December 3, 2012.