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Time is running out for Arkansas students interested in applying for an excellent opportunity to spend an educational week in our nation’s capital and earn money for college.

Established in 1962, the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The program gives an opportunity to two student leaders from each state to spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action.

USSYP’s next Washington Week will take place March 7 - 14, 2015 and each student delegate will receive a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

During Washington Week, student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations.

The deadline for Arkansas students to apply for the program is October 3, 2014. Interested students should contact their high school principal. Arkansas’s USSYP delegates will be chosen by the state department of education.

For more information on USSYP, please visit www.ussenateyouth.org