October 23, 2007


Idaho students receive scholarships, study in Washington, DC

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and the Senate Youth Program are looking for Idaho students to participate in a study program that could net them a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, DC to study the federal government in person. The two Idaho students selected would join 102 others from around the country to travel to the nation's capital from March 1-8, 2008.

The program, paid for by private dollars through the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, has featured many high school students who went on to consider careers in government and public service. Among Idaho's participants is former Lt. Governor David Leroy. The program was initiated in 1962 by a Senate resolution that sought to bring students from around the nation to Washington for a "short indoctrination into the operation of the United States Senate and the Federal Government."

"I encourage Idaho students to file an application for this unique program" said Crapo. "Having an opportunity to directly view your government in action in the U.S. Senate, the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, the Supreme Court and other sites is a tremendous learning experience."

To qualify, students must have high academic rankings and reside in the state in which they apply. Idaho students can contact:
Mr. Peter G. Kavouras
Director, Content Areas & Instructional Services
Idaho Department of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027
(208) 332-6974

The deadline to submit applications for the Senate Youth Program Presidential Scholar program for 2008 is November 2, 2007.