COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 47

September 3, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

United States Senate Youth Program (Scholarship opportunity for high school juniors and seniors)

 

The Virginia Department of Education will select two student delegates to represent Virginia in the United States Senate Youth Program sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Each delegate will receive a $5000 scholarship and an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in March 2003.

 

Each public and private high school may submit one nominee. That nominee will take an examination. Based on the results of the examination and qualifications included on the application, ten students will be selected to participate in an interview where two delegates and two alternates will be selected.

 

Nominees must be a junior or senior, who has not previously been a delegate, currently serving in an elected or selected capacity in a student government office or related organization such as: student body or class president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer; representative to the student council or district, regional or state-level civic or educational organization.

 

Each nominee must be a permanent resident of the United States and currently enrolled in a public or private secondary school located in the state in which either one of his or her parents/guardians legally resides. A student attending a school which is located in a state other than the state of legal residence of either of the students parents or guardians is not eligible.

 

For further information, please contact Colleen C. Bryant (cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary history and social science specialist, at (804)786-4640.

 

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