Due to the many uncertainties posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Hearst Foundations’ planning for Washington Week 2021 is currently on hold and applications nationwide are NOT being accepted at this time. Please check for updates here that we will post as soon as we have heard from the USSYP with additional information.
The US Senate Youth Program Scholarship is sponsored by the The Hearst Foundations.
The Hearst Foundations believe it is in the public interest to encourage outstanding young people to continue their educational development. To this end, the foundations will make available to each of the 104 delegates selected to participate in the program a $10,000 college scholarship award for undergraduate studies, subject to specific conditions and requirements. Photographs provided by The Hearst Foundations.
One Week in Our Nation’s Capital
The United States Senate Youth Program will be held in Washington, D.C., March 7-14, 2020. The Hearst Foundations pay all expenses for the Washington Week, including transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals. The military services will provide specially selected officers to serve as escorts.
$10,000 scholarship awarded to two Montana high school students.
How to Qualify
- Be a junior or senior in a Montana public, private, or charter high school. Students need not be nominated to apply for the scholarship.
- Hold a leadership position in any one of the following student government, civic, or educational organizations during the entire 2019-20 academic year:
- Student body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
- Class president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
- Student Council representative
- National Honor Society officer
- Student representative elected or appointed (by a panel, commission, or board) to a local, district, regional, state-level civic, service, and/or educational organization
- Be a permanent resident of the United States at the time of application
- Be a Montana resident at the time of application
For more information on eligibility, code of conduct, and complete rules, see the USSYP Website.
The 2019-20 application period has ended. For more general information about the USSYP Scholarship, please click on the links above.
2019-20 USSYP Delegates
Sofie Kruse, a senior at Bozeman High School, serves as the secretary of the Key Club. She volunteers at her local hospital in various departments, including Cardiac Rehabilitation, Labor and Delivery, and the Pharmacy. She also gives her time at a senior care facility, all of which has left her with a desire to pursue a nursing career. Additionally, Sofie has worked as a background checker at the courthouse and works in childcare, all while taking AP classes at school, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, and serving as an officer in Future Health Professionals of America and National Honor Society.
Hayden Massar, a senior at North Star High School in Rudyard, serves as the vice president of the Senior Class. In addition to keeping his 4.0 GPA and being a member of the National Honor Society, he plays basketball and runs track. He competes in speech and drama, and leads his school’s Youth Alive group. Hayden is active in the Business Professionals of America and was chapter president last year. He volunteers in the community by participating in musical performances, and by volunteering at basketball camps and at the Special Olympics. Hayden plans to attend Montana State University to pursue a degree in civil engineering.
For information about the Montana USSYP Scholarship, email Kristen Bokovoy, USSYP Coordinator, or call 406-444-2417.