For Students


Academy Nominations

Appointments to the United States Service Academies are highly competitive and provide high school students an opportunity to receive an excellent education and the skills necessary to become a commissioned officer in the Armed Services. Senator Leahy is proud to nominate candidates each year to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and West Point. Read More »



Senator Leahy accepts several college students each year to intern in his Burlington, Montpelier, and Washington, D.C., offices. Students have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process while becoming an integral part of the staff. Read More »


Senate Pages

Juniors in high school interested in American politics are eligible to apply for the U.S. Senate page program. Students will have an opportunity to learn about Congress while working and living in Washington, D.C. for a semester. Read More »


Online Chats

Senator Leahy enjoys talking to classes and schools online as a way to encourage civic participation and show students their government is accessible. Find out how to participate in an online chat or to look at past chats. Read More ».

Senate Youth Program

Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. 

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