|For Immediate Release|
|Wednesday, August 28, 1996|
High School Students Encouraged to Apply for Prestigious U. S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program
Malden - Commissioner Robert V. Antonucci announced today that eligible high school juniors and seniors may apply for a $2,000 college scholarship through the
U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program.
The program is open to any public or private high school junior or senior student who is a Class/School Officer and who meets other specific criteria including
leadership ability, high scholastic standing, and community involvement.
Students who are interested in the program take a statewide exam testing their knowledge of federal and state government. All students must pre-register for the exam by obtaining and completing an application form which is available at their school. Applications must be filed by Friday, September 27, 1996.
The program, funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, provides two high school juniors and/or seniors from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools with the scholarship funds and a week-long, all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. During the week, the students are greeted personally by senators, cabinet members, and officials of the Departments of State and Defense.
Last year, a record 354 juniors and seniors took the qualifying exam in Massachusetts, and the two winners were David Alpert from Acton-Boxborough High School and Sean Farrell from Wilmington High School.