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  • United States Senate Youth Award-Scholarship

    William Randolph Hearst Foundation United States Senate Youth Program

    Application Process

    Each year, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, in cooperation with the United States Senate and the education departments of all the states, sponsors the United States Senate Youth Program. Two student leaders from each state and the District of Columbia are selected to participate in a week-long government leadership program in Washington, DC (all expenses paid). The students engage in a series of seminars and briefings with Senators and members of the House of Representatives, and meet with officials of the executive and judicial branches of government. Each student delegate will also receive a one-time $10,000 college scholarship, provided that two full courses in United States, government, history, and/or political science are taken by the student at an accredited institution during the student’s future college or university career.

    The Washington, DC segment of the 2019-20 program will take place from March 7 - 14, 2020.

    The principal of a New York State high school may select only one candidate for this statewide competition. Any high school junior or senior is eligible. Districts with more than one high school can nominate a candidate from each high school. The nominee must be serving, in the current school year at the time of application, in an elected capacity in any one of the following student government offices:

    • Student body president, vice-president, secretary, or treasurer
    • Class president, vice-president, secretary, or treasurer
    • Student council representative

    A student who is a representative to a district, regional or state-level civic or education organization may also be nominated. Please see the national program brochure for more details: https://ussenateyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2020-Official-USSYP-Brochure.pdf

    Application Submission Requirements: 

    • A completed application form signed by the building principal (Fillable Application Form).
    • Student transcript or standardized test data
    • A student essay on a significant currently debated issue or problem before the United States Congress
      • The student must: 1) identify and describe the controversy surrounding the issue or problem, 2) state major points of view on the matter expressed by members of Congress and others, and 3) take a position on the issue or problem.  The position should be supported by specific evidence and reasoning.
      • References must be cited.
      • Students applying for a second time may not use a previously submitted essay. 

    Essay Formatting Requirements:

    • Must not exceed 4 pages, double spaced in Arial 12 font, between 1000 and 1200 words
    • the word count must appear at the bottom of the page
    • Essay Topic, Student Name and page number must appear on each page
    • A student statement of leadership activities, on a separate sheet of paper, that describes activities and interests that demonstrate the student’s leadership qualities and activities at school and/or in the community. Activities that demonstrate the student’s interest in the political process of governance should be emphasized. 
      NOTE: The essay must not exceed 1 page, double spaced in Arial 12 font; it may not exceed 300 words.
    • Resume (Extra Curricular Activities)
    • A letter of recommendation from the high school principal. The recommendation letter may also be from a teacher or guidance counselor familiar with the student but MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PRINCIPAL as well.

    The student application form must be postmarked on or before 
    Friday, October 18, 2019.

    Special Notes:

    • If any of the above is missing from the final application packet, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
    • If a school district has more than one high school, each high school may submit a nomination to the United States Senate Youth Program. 
    • If a high school submits more than one nomination, neither nomination will be considered.
    • Applications must have adequate postage.
    • In the event that an applicant becomes a semifinalist, the student must be able to travel to Albany for a personal interview. Partial reimbursement for travel expenses may be available.

    For additional questions please contact:

    Gwyn Marschman       

    State Selection Administrator, NYS US Senate Youth Program



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  • Awards for Excellence from NYS

    Click on the link below to access a list of award programs that are administered by the New York State Education Department. Additional programs are added as they become available, so please visit often.

    Currently, open awards include the United States Senate Youth Award-Scholarship, the Louis E. Yavner Teaching, and Citizen Awards.

    Click http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/awards-and-scholarships for details.

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  • FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    Please review the information below to assist in the completion of the FAFSA form on time to enable students to be eligible for federal financial aid.


    SUNY Financial Aid Day events for students and their parents to attend.  (Click here to review upcoming events.)

    -An effort called SUNY Smart Track which is a collection of resources to help students and families that can be found at SUNY Smart Track


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  • StudentScholarships.Org: Multiple Scholarships $1,000-$50,000

    Multiple scholarships available to New York residents/students - with different criteria for each scholarship. Click here for further information.

    Multiple Deadlines.

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  • NROTC: Marine Corps Scholarship (Undefined)

    In addition to substantial financial assistance, gives its participants direction, purpose and, a career as a Marine Corps Officer. Must be a U.S. Citizen; Be 17 years of age by September 1 of the year starting college and less than 23 years of age on June 30 of that year; be a high school graduate or possess a GED by August 1 of the same year of anticipated entrance into the four-year NROTC Scholarship Program; Be physically qualified by Marine Corps standards; Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will be prevent conscientious bearing of arms, and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic; Have no criminal record o f military or civilian offenses; Achieve qualifying scores on the SAT or ACT; apply for and gain admission to the approved NROTC college or university. Click here for details.

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  • AMDA National Scholarships & Financial Aid

    Click here to access additional information. Deadline is based on request. 

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  • Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

    The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley currently administers over 60 scholarships for Hudson Valley and the surrounding counties. Click here to search their database for available scholarships.

    Directory of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley 

    Grant Application for Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

    John Jay and Roy C. Ketcham Scholarship Opportunities

    Click here for the Informational Scholarship flyer.

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