TO THE ADMINISTRATOR
SUBJECT: Opportunities for Junior or Senior High
United States Senate
Youth Program (USSYP)
The USSYP is a
unique educational experience for outstanding junior or senior high school students
who demonstrate leadership and an interest in government. Texas selects two student
leaders as delegates and two as alternates. The delegates spend a week in
Washington, D.C. immersed in leadership activities. Delegates will visit the
Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and Pentagon. Delegates will
hear major addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials of the Department
of State and the Department of Defense, as well as other federal departments.
Delegates have all transportation, hotel and meal expenses provided. Each
delegate is also awarded a $5,000 college scholarship for undergraduate
studies. The program is sponsored by the Hearst Foundations.
Please see the Texas Education Agency (TEA) USSYP webpage
for more information: www.tea.state.tx.us/USSYP/
Application due date: October 15, 2014
United States Presidential
The United States (U.S.) Presidential
Scholars Program honors graduating seniors for their outstanding scholarship
and achievement. Seniors chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars will receive an
all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to receive a medallion at a ceremony
sponsored by the White House. While there, the students have opportunities to
engage with accomplished people, participate in conversations over issues that
concern America and the world, and participate in other activities.
TEA invites high school seniors
graduating between January and June of 2015 to apply for the opportunity to be
a U.S. Presidential Scholar. The Commissioner of Education will nominate five
male and five female candidates to apply for the honor.
Please see TEA’s U.S. Presidential Scholars Program webpage
for more information: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/Presidential_Scholar/
due date: October 27, 2014
information on either of these programs, please contact Sara Grunberger by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (512) 936-6060.