|For Immediate Release|
|Friday, August 25, 1995|
Massachusetts Education Department Announces
United States Senate Scholarship Program
Malden - Massachusetts Education Commissioner Robert V. Antonucci announced that a new scholarship opportunity is available this fall for all interested Massachusetts high school juniors and seniors.
The United States Senate Scholarship Program will award two Massachusetts students a $2,000 scholarship, and will bring student leaders from across the nation (two from each state and the District of Columbia) to Washington, D.C., for a week-long, all expense paid trip. The two students from Massachusetts will meet Senators Kennedy and Kerry and other government officials, and will tour the Pentagon, the Smithsonian museums and the Supreme Court.
All interested public or private high school juniors and seniors are eligible if they are elected school officers for the 1995-1996 school year. Students must be permanent residents of the United States. All students must take a qualifying exam which will be given simultaneously at six statewide sites on Wednesday, October 11, 1995, and they must pre-register at their schools between September 5 and 28. The Massachusetts Department of Education will invite the top ten finalists for an interview and to complete an essay, and the two most outstanding students will be selected by Commissioner Antonucci as delegates to this year's U.S. Senate Scholarship Program.
"The students we select to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate Scholarship Program will be outstanding leaders in the Commonwealth. I am very pleased to support this program, and I urge eligible juniors and seniors to contact their school principals or guidance departments for more information, stated Commissioner Antonucci.
Initiated in 1962 by a unanimous vote of the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Senate Scholarship Program is funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.