For Immediate Release: January 8, 2021                                                           

Contact Senator Chris Kapenga: 608-266-9174

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                 Applications Being Accepted For 2021 Senate Scholar Program

Madison, WI — Senator Chris Kapenga and the Wisconsin State Senate are now accepting applications for the 2021 Senate Scholar Program. The Wisconsin State Senate is proud to offer a unique educational experience to high school juniors and seniors. The Senate Scholar Program is an elite program designed to challenge Wisconsin’s best students. One student from each of the 33 Senate Districts may participate in this year’s virtual program.

The Senate Scholar Program has created an advanced government curriculum that includes classroom instruction, roundtable discussion sections, and a lab component. This year’s program will look different than previous years, but we will still have experts teach Scholars about constituent relations, research and development of legislation, and bill drafting. Scholars will engage in roundtable discussions with legislative support agency directors and staff, media, and lobbyists throughout the week resulting in further insight into all facets of the legislative process.  Scholars will witness the Senate debate on legislation and have discussion following the session.  Scholars will have the opportunity to draft their own bills and amendments.

Applications will need to be received no later than February 8, 2021. A digital copy of the application and more information can be found at: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/ssgt/senatescholar

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                                                          Senator Kapenga represents the 33rd Senate District, which covers most of central Waukesha County and Lake Country.