I am fortunate to have the opportunity to sponsor young adults from Wyoming to serve in the United States Senate as official Senate pages. Students who participate in this program will live in Washington, D.C. and attend school with other pages from across the country. This is an excellent opportunity for a select few, civic-minded young men or women to learn about the legislative process first hand and assist U.S. Senators and their staffs.
Page duties consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative materials within the congressional complex. Other duties include taking messages for Senators, preparing the Senate Chamber for sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk. Every page will have an opportunity to experience all areas of service.
The Senate Page School seeks to provide a smooth transition between Washington and the student’s home school. During the fall and spring semesters, the school provides the necessary requisites for a junior year course of study. Both of the summer sessions offer a Field Studies Program which provides unique educational and cultural opportunities.
Fall and spring eligibility is limited to students who are juniors in high school and who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment. For the summer sessions, eligibility is limited to students who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment. Certificate of immunization and general health assessment, completed by a licensed physician, are required. Applicants must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. Priority is given to Wyoming residents.
Pages receive a monthly stipend of $2,100 (before tax) while participating in the program. Pages live in Webster Hall, located near the Capitol. The stipend covers the cost of Webster Hall which is $780 per month and includes breakfast and dinner each day. Transportation to DC and back to Wyoming, daily lunches and incidental expenses are covered by the student.
This program is a rare opportunity that exposes students to new ideas, perspectives and issues as they interact and participate in government on a daily basis.
If you would like additional information regarding the program, please contact Dianne Kirkbride in my Cheyenne office on (307) 772-2477 or Dianne_Kirkbride@enzi.senate.gov.
Fall Semester - CANCELED due to COVID-19