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Junior statesmen scholarship open to high school students

Open to those interested in politics

Posted: March 12, 2009 12:56 a.m.
Updated: March 12, 2009 4:55 a.m.

The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation of San Francisco offers 12 new high school scholarships for Junior State of America summer programs.

High school students in the Santa Clarita Valley are encouraged to apply.

Recipients will have the opportunity to attend Junior Statesmen Summer School at Yale, Princeton, Stanford or Georgetown universities or Symposia held in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Foundation, three high school students will be awarded scholarships to Junior Statesmen summer programs. Junior Statesmen programs offer an academic opportunity to students who are passionate about politics and government

Nine other eligible L.A. County high school students will be able attend Junior Statesmen Symposia. Symposium programs are three to four day events focusing on such issues as leadership, politics, media, the green economy, national security and globalization.

Henry Mayo Newhall scholarships are available for students to attend the California symposium on politics and the green economy, and the Gene A. Burd Symposium on Los Angeles media and politics.

Those interested in applying for these and other scholarships can visit the Junior State of America/Junior Statesmen Foundation Web site at


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