COCHRAN & WICKER
URGE STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR U.S. SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM
Sept. 30 Application Deadline Set for
Program that Offers Scholarship & Trip to Washington
D.C. - With the start of the 2014-1015 school year in Mississippi, U.S.
Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today encouraged
eligible Mississippi high school students to apply for the 2015 U.S. Senate
Youth Program (USSYP).
Sept. 30, 2014, application deadline has been set for students who want to be
one of the two Mississippi high school students who will represent the state at
the 53rd annual USSYP Washington Week, March 7-14, 2015, in Washington
D.C. High school seniors or juniors involved in student government at
public or private schools are eligible for the week-long program. The
selection process is based, in part, on academic achievement, leadership
capabilities and public service.
U.S. Senate Youth Program offers students an excellent opportunity to learn
more about our government, public service and leadership," Cochran
said. "I look forward to a broad selection of Mississippi youth applying
to represent our state in this prestigious program."
our nation's capital is one of the best ways to learn firsthand about our
government," Wicker said. "This exceptional program gives
Mississippi students an opportunity to meet with influential leaders and build
valuable skills for potential careers in public service. I encourage all
eligible students to apply for this unique educational experience."
Hearst Foundation, which fully funds and administers the USSYP, will provide
each of the 104 delegates with a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship and a trip to
Washington. The program was established by the U.S. Senate in 1962 to
expose student leaders to the federal government and the U.S. Senate.
in the nation's capital, the selected Mississippi students will join delegates
from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense
Education Activity. The USSYP Washington Week program includes meetings
with a Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Senators, cabinet secretaries and other
2014 Senate Youth Program delegates were Luke Kelly of Moss Point and John Kyle
students may visit www.ussenateyouth.org
to access a 2015 USSYP brochure outlining the rules and selection process
information. Students may also contact their high school principal or
Mississippi's state-level selection administrator:
Mississippi Teacher Center
P.O. Box 771