Palauan students awarded scholarships for JSA Summer programs

  13 Mar 2018

Outstanding Palauan High School students were awarded the 2018 Department of Interior Scholarships for the JSA Summer programs.

The U.S. Department of the Interior and The Junior Statesmen Foundation recently announced the winners of scholarships to the 2018 Junior Statesmen Summer School. [restrict]

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 2018 Department of Interior Scholarship recipients are Shuri Chibana of Palau High School, JSA Summer School located at Princeton, Olilai Chilton of Mindszenty High School, JSA Summer School located at Princeton, Blythe Miguel of Palau High School, JSA Summer School located at Princeton, and Merkii Urmaki-Meek of Xavier High School, JSA Summer School located at Princeton.

In addition to the recipients of the Department of Interior Scholarships, the following students have also been accepted to 2018 JSA Summer Programs:

* Alfonso Diagro, Palau Mission Academy, JSA Summer School located at Princeton

* Erica Jeanne Mascardo, Mindszenty High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

* Ta-Eena Mesa, Palau High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

* Kobe Ngirailemesang, Xavier High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

* Merep Niro, Palau Mission Academy, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

* Charles Patris, Mindszenty High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

* Charlynn Patris, Mindszenty High School, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

* Alianna Quintanilla, Palau Mission Academy, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

* Secherian Senior, Palau Mission Academy, JSA Summer School located at Princeton

* Dichem Tmetchl, Palau Mission Academy, JSA Summer School located at Stanford

 

* Nobuyuki Yano, Palau Mission Academy, 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.

Tuition, which covers all academic expenses, housing and meals for the month, is $5,450 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-seven 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. (PR) [/restrict]