55th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program
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55th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

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U.S. Senate Youth Program Participants. Photo Courtesy Of U.S. Senate Youth Program

As the coordinator of the 55th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program, I would like to invite your students to complete our student application by Tuesday, October 11, 2016. This program will provide two outstanding Arizona high school juniors or seniors with a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to meet their 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 teachers, counselors or principals) will be asked to administer the qualifying exam within a tight window of time, not only to ensure the integrity of the exam, but also to prevent the necessity of students’ travel to the Arizona Department of Education’s office in Phoenix.


55th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program lydia-chew-2nd-delegate-300x200-300x20055th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program ryley-goulet-1st-delegate-300x200-300x200The following time-line will be observed:


Tuesday, Oct. 11: Applications must be postmarked by no later than this date.
Friday, Oct. 14: Testing packets shall be sent.
Friday, Nov. 4: All testing materials are due (not postmarked!) at ADE.
Friday, Nov. 11: Top 10 percent of Arizona test-takers will be notified of finalist status.
Friday, Nov. 18: Finalists will be interviewed at 1535 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix.
December: Winners will be notified.
March 4-12, 2017: Winners will spend one week in Washington, D.C.


Please share this amazing opportunity with qualified students by displaying the program brochure available here.


For more information and to access the program application, please visit our web site at http://www.azed.gov/oci/ussyp/.


Thank you for your support of this unique program. Please do not hesitate to e-mail your questions to Alexis.Burkhart@azed.gov.