The state of Iowa has accepted an invitation to participate in the U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP), sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program is designed to give young Americans a working knowledge of American political life.
Selection of the two Iowa high school representatives is based on the outstanding ability and demonstrated leadership qualities of elected junior and senior high school student officers for the 2011-12 school year. In addition, the two Iowa high school representatives each receive a $5,000 scholarship and spend a week in Washington, D.C.
Each high school may nominate up to three students. Student application materials are available below. The completed applications must be submitted to Shannon Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, in the Burlington Office by October 3, 2011. Nominees take a qualifying examination (specific dates determined by each AEA) on the U.S. Constitution and government. The award recipients are announced in December.
For general program information, visit www.ussenateyouth.org.
State contact at the The Iowa Department of Education:
Cheryl Mullenbach, Social Studies Consultant
Iowa Department of Education, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
The completed applications must be submitted to Shannon Johnson, email@example.com, in the Burlington Office by October 3, 2011.