Applications are being accepted for 2017 Wisconsin Senate Scholars, an intensive program for a select group of students from throughout the state, as announced by Wisconsin State Senator Scott Fitzgerald.

Students who participate are invited to the state capitol for a hands-on learning experience within the state legislature. All application materials must be received by Jan. 16, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their admission status by Feb. 3, 2017. The program is open to Wisconsin high school students ages 16 to 18, as well as qualified individuals who are home-schooled. Each Senate Scholar must have outstanding academic qualifications and experiences that demonstrate an ability to perform tasks with a high degree of responsibility.

Students in the program participate in experiences including policy development, constituent relations and crafting legislation. Participants will work with senators, legislative staff and University of Wisconsin faculty. This year’s program dates are yet to be determined.

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