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REMINDER: 56th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program Deadline to Apply Oct. 11


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  • Patti Hultstrand/Arizona Department of Education

2017 Winners Of The U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program – Henry Rosas Ibarra And Meena Venkataramanan. Pictured Here With Arizona State Senator Jeff Flake. Photo Courtesy Arizona Dept. Of Education

As the coordinator of the 56th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program, I would like to invite your students to submit the student application.

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2017 winners of the U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program – Henry Rosas Ibarra and Meena Venkataramanan. Pictured with Arizona State Senator Jeff Flake. Photo courtesy Arizona Dept. of Education

 

It must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

This program provides two outstanding Arizona high school juniors or seniors each with a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to meet our nation’s leaders. Winners will be chosen by a panel of prominent government representatives following a detailed civics exam and an interview with the panel.

School coordinators (typically history or government teachers, counselors or principals) will be asked to administer the qualifying exam within a tight window of time to ensure the integrity of the exam.

The following timeline will be observed:

Wednesday, Oct. 11: Applications must be postmarked on or before this date.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: Testing packets will be mailed.
Friday, Nov. 3: All testing materials are due (not postmarked!) at ADE.
Thursday, Nov. 9: Top 10 percent of Arizona test takers will be notified of finalist status.
Friday, Nov. 17: Finalists will be interviewed at 1535 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix.
December: Winners will be notified.
March 3-10, 2018: Winners will spend one week in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program. Photo courtesy Arizona Dept. of Education

Please share this amazing opportunity with qualified students by offering them the program brochure available on our website.

For more information and to access the program application, please visit our website at http://www.azed.gov/studentachievement/senateyouth/.

While sharing the U.S. Senate Youth Program with students, there is another opportunity they can sign up for, also due in October. While the U.S. Presidential Program does not offer scholarship money, it does offer a free trip and will look terrific on the student’s academic resume.

Thank you for your support of these unique student achievement programs. Please do not hesitate to email your questions to Patti.Hultstrand@azed.gov.

 

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