2019 Department of Interior scholarships awarded to outstanding high school students in the FSM for JSA summer programs

The Junior Statesmen Foundation

The U.S. Department of the Interior and The Junior Statesmen Foundation proudly announce the winners of scholarships to the 2019 Junior Statesmen Summer School.

The scholarships, funded by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, cover all tuition costs and round trip transportation to the JSA Summer Schools in the USA.

THE 2019 DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ARE:

Caitlin-Rose Danila, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Princeton Deitra Helgenberger, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Princeton Grace Lynn Pangelinan, Pohnpei Seventh Day Adventist School, JSA Summer School located at Princeton Ike Solomon, Xavier High School, JSA Summer School located at Princeton

In addition to the recipients of the Department of Interior Scholarships, the following students have been accepted to 2019 JSA Summer Programs:

Maryjae Ardos, Xavier High School, JSA Summer School located at Princeton Gorrina Booth, Calvary Christian Academy, JSA Summer School located at Princeton  Sergio David, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Princeton KM Edwin, Xavier High School, JSA Summer Program located at Georgetown  Leann Gabriel, Pohnpei Seventh Day Adventist School, JSA Summer Program located at Stanford John Hagileirig, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Princeton Bryanne Laamuut Fenenigog, Yap Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Princeton  Leila Jade Lane, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Stanford Jovendra Mogolgad, Yap Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Princeton  Shaquille Nimea, Pohnpei Seventh Day Adventist School, JSA Summer Program located at Princeton Mercedes Olter, Calvary Christian Academy, JSA Summer Program located at Georgetown

Yrra Penascoza, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Stanford Marjory Serrano, Pohnpei Seventh Day Adventist School, JSA Summer Program located at Stanford Frances Sharma, Pohnpei Seventh Day Adventist School, JSA Summer Program located at Stanford Saya Shigeta, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Princeton

Kilani Stinnett, Xavier High School, JSA Summer Program located at Princeton Trevor Talimeluw, Yap Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Princeton

Jade Togonon, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic H.S., JSA Summer Program located at Princeton Kalvin Warly, Yap Catholic High School, JSA Summer Program located Princeton

Mayren Wichep, Calvary Christian Academy, JSA Summer Program at Princeton Zedikiah Young Uhk, Yap Catholic High School, JSA Summer Program at Princeton

SUMMER SCHOOL SESSIONS

Three sessions of the Junior Statesmen Summer School are conducted on the prestigious university campuses of Stanford (near San Francisco), Princeton (in central New Jersey), and Georgetown (in Washington, D.C.).

Summer School students take college level courses in Government and Speech, while they develop and polish their leadership skills. Highlighting each Summer School session is a high-level speakers program, which 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 JSA Debate Workshop, which is a simulation of the debates held in the United States Congress.

Admission to JSA Summer Schools is very competitive. Admission decisions are based on an applicant's academic achievement, leadership, and interest in politics or government. To apply, students submit an official high school transcript, personal essays, and a letter of recommendation from a counselor or an academic teacher.

Tuition, which covers all academic expenses, housing and meals for the month, is $5,650 for the JSA Programs located at Georgetown, Princeton and Stanford. Transportation to the summer school is not included in the tuition.

For the past twenty-eight years, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has offered full tuition and transportation scholarships to the Junior Statesmen Summer School to outstanding high school students in U.S. territories and Freely Associated States.