Application period now open for the United States Senate Youth Program

Senator Mike Johanns announced today the start of the application period for the United States Senate Youth Program's 53rd annual Washington Week.Two Nebraska students will be selected to join 102 other delegates from across the country in Washington, D.C., from March 7-14, 2015. The students applying for this program represent the height of academic achievement and dedication to service. All of these youth are future leaders, and I wish them well in this process. Each student delegate will receive a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship, in addition to an all-expenses paid trip to the nation's capital. During their visit to Washington, students will visit the Capitol, White House, Pentagon, State Department, Supreme Court and other historic sites. The agenda routinely includes meetings with Senators, the President, Cabinet Secretaries, a Justice of the Supreme Court, senior members of the national media and other policy makers. Delegates must be juniors or seniors and elected student officers for the 2014-2015 academic year and they must reside in the state where they attend school. Names of students selected will be formally announced mid-December. Interested students can receive applications, which are due October 3, from their high school principal or counselor. Completed applications can be submitted to Nebraska's selection administrator: Social Studies Director 301 Centennial Mall South Lincoln, NE 68059-4987 The 2015 program brochure with detailed rules and selection process information is available at The United States Senate Youth Program is sponsored by the Senate and fully funded by the Hearst Foundation - no government funds are used.