2017 Department Of Interior Scholarships awarded for JSA Summer Programs

Source: American Samoa DOI Field Office

The U.S. Department of the Interior and The Junior Statesmen Foundation proudly announce the winners of scholarships to the 2017 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.

Tuition, which covers all academic expenses, housing and meals for the month, is $5,350 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-six 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.

THE 2017 DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ARE:

Carl Balauro, Fa’asao Marist High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

Ryan deSaulles, Pacific Horizons High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

Yasminna Sanchez, Samoana High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

Karlinna Sanchez, Samoana 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 2017 JSA Summer Programs:

Aitulagi Alofa, Manumalo Baptist High Schol, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

Tamalii Faga, Faga’itua High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford


Chanel Masunu Fatu, Fa’asao Marist High School, JSA Summer School located at Princeton

Jaclyn Keil, Pacific Horizons High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

Sheralyn Leota, Leone High School, JSA Diplomat Program, China

Lissei Perelini, Samoana High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

Jerry Sauni, Faga’itua High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

Claudette Save-Lafaele, Leone High School, JSA Summer School located at Georgetown

Olivia Ta’ase, Faga’itua High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford


Selaina Tuato’o, Faga’itua High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

Faananea Vimoto, Fa’asao Marist High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

James Wang, Pacific Horizons High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

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.

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