United States Senate Youth

North Carolina is Looking for Two Outstanding High School Students to Serve as U.S. Senate Youth Delegates!  

The U.S. Senate Youth program is merit-based and highly competitive. Qualified junior or senior high school students applying for this opportunity must show demonstrated leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions where they are actively representing a constituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history and / or community service. Qualifying students MUST be serving and representing their peers and working in service of others for the entire academic year. Each student must be actively serving in a qualified leadership position, enrolled in high school, and living the entire 2019–2020 academic year in the state they will represent.

Two student delegates and a first and second alternate will be selected by a final selection committee at the state level. The two winning delegates will represent North Carolina and the U.S. Senators for North Carolina in an intensive educational program during the week-long 58th Annual Washington Week, March 7-14, 2020.  Each of the two winning delegates will be awarded $10,000 undergraduate college Scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.  To receive the scholarship, winners MUST attend the entire Washington Week activity in order to receive the scholarship. 

The application process will be open August 1 through October 6, 2019.  Students applying for the Senate Youth opportunity should be currently participating in and able to show a history, prior to this year, of leadership, public service, and government or civic related activities. 

Application Process

Each student candidate applying for the U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship opportunity in North Carolina must submit ALL of the following by the October 6, 2019 deadline.  

  1. NC Application - (Form A) 
  2. NC Written Essay - (Form B)     
  3. NC Digital Presentation - (Form C)   
  4. NC Letter of Recommendation Form - (Form D)
    • One

    recommendation form will be from a classroom teacher.  

  5. One recommendation form will be from the sponsor of the organization the student has selected as their organization for eligibility.  This teacher may NOT be that teacher who has written the first endorsement.


    Visit North Carolina's Senate Youth Website and Apply!

    For information and details about eligibility, the process, and how to apply, please visit North Carolina's United States Senate Youth website.