The Director of General Education is privileged to recommend two high school seniors to serve as delegates from Arkansas to the U.S. Senate Youth Program. This program is sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. It provides for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for one week. Dates of the 2000 Program are March 4 - March 11. There will be 104 delegates, two from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Schools Overseas.
Delegates will stay in the Mayflower Hotel and will be appropriately chaperoned. This is a wonderful opportunity for seniors who are interested in government and political science (Arkansas delegates must be seniors).
Each delegate receives a $2,000 college scholarship. The scholarship may be used to cover only the education costs of a student who has enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university, pledging to include courses in government, or related subjects, in his or her undergraduate program. Any high school senior is eligible for the program provided he or she is currently serving in an ELECTED capacity in any of one of the following student government offices: (1) student body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer; (2) class president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer; or (3) student council representative. Additional information is contained in the attachments.
A form, which may be reproduced as needed, is attached for nominating your delegate(s) for consideration. Please use the enclosed poster to advertise this opportunity to your students. Forms must be postmarked no later than September 30, 1999 or reach this office no later than October 4, 1999. A committee from the Department of Education will screen all eligible applicants and make recommendations to the Director.