U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

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Award Amount


Application Deadline

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Awarded By

William Randolph Hearst Foundation

Award Amount

$5,000 annually, non-renewable. To obtain scholarship funds each selected student must, within two years after high school graduation, enroll at an accredited U.S. college or university, pledging to include courses in government or related subjects to his/her undergraduate program. Each selected student must complete the U.S. Senate Youth Program Application for Grant of Scholarship form, have it signed by the dean of admissions or registrar, affixed with the college or university's official seal, and have it forwarded to the foundation. The $5,000 scholarship check, when received by the school, is to be designated for the specified student's educational expenses within a four-year period. Funds may be expended for tuition, enrollment and other fees and charges, or room and board provided or approved by the school.


The William Randolph Hearst Foundation will award 104 scholarships each year. Two students from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity, and a first and second alternate from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity, will be selected by the office of the chief state or district school officer.

Deadline Info

For detailed information and a selection application, the applicant should contact his/her high school principal or guidance counselor, or refer to the list of state-level education selection administ ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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