Scholarship Programs

Click here for information about the JSA Summer Program applications and deadlines.

The Junior Statesmen of America summer school program is an annual program for which high school student leaders, grades 9-11, are encouraged to apply.  Each year, one of four full scholarships is offered by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to attend a Junior Statesmen Summer School session in the States.  The scholarships cover all tuition costs and round trip transportation to the Summer School of the students’ choice.

Summer school students take exciting college level courses in government and speech while they develop and polish their leadership skills.  Three-week sessions of the Junior Statesmen Summer School are conducted on the university campuses of Stanford University (near San Francisco), Princeton University (near New York), and Georgetown University (in Washington, DC).

Highlighting each summer school session is a high-level speakers program that gives students a chance to meet and question elected officials, judges, reporters, political campaign consultants, and others in the political arena.  Each night, summer school students debate controversial political issues in a simulation of Congress.

Admission to the summer school is competitive. Admission decisions are based on an applicant’s academic achievement, leadership, and interest in politics or government.  To apply, students submit a copy of their high school grades, an essay, and a letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher.  Click here for information about the next Summer Program applications and deadlines.

For the past twenty years, DOI has offered full tuition and transportation scholarships to the Junior Statesmen Summer School to outstanding high school students in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the CNMI, Guam, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and American Samoa; four scholarships per insular area.

The Cultural Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Majuro is coordinating the program for the Marshall Islands.  For more information about Junior Statesmen Summer School and DOI scholarships, please contact the Embassy at

You may find more information on the summer school at

The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) seeks outstanding individuals from all walks of life (government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education) to participate in an innovative leadership development program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

To learn more about the program and how to apply: