2017 NC Senate Youth Recognized at State Board Meeting

On September 7, 2017 the State Superintendent, Mark Johnson, the State Board of Education, and the K-12 Social Studies team celebrated the two North Carolina 2017 U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship recipients, Joseph Chong, pictured below and Ryan Wallace who, having just begun freshman classes at UNC-Chapel Hill, was unable to attend.

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. They must be actively serving in qualified leadership positions, enrolled in high school and living in the state they will represent for the entire 2017–2018 academic year.

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 56 Annual Washington Week, March 3-10, 2018. 

Each of the two winning delegates will be awarded $10,000 undergraduate college Scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.  Winners MUST attend the entire week in Washington, D.C., in order to receive the scholarship. The United States Senate Youth Program’s (USSYP)  statewide application process deadline is quickly approaching!

  • North Carolina applications will be accessible until October 7, 2017. 
  • Deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017.  
  • Eligibility requirements and application materials can be found at http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/.  

For additional information please visit http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/ or contact 

Michelle McLaughlin at michelle.mclaughlin@dpi.nc.gov.

To prepare for the upcoming application deadline, download and use the Submission Checklist for N.C. applicants.