WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) announced Monday that his office is accepting applications to the U.S. Senate Page Program from now until June 14. Students who are a junior or a rising junior in high school will have an opportunity to apply to be part of the page program for the fall 2019 session, starting Sept. 3 and ending Jan. 24, 2020.
The Senate Page Program provides a unique opportunity for high school students who have a desire to learn and contribute to our nation’s legislative process. There are a total of 30 pages per session, and each is appointed by a senator. Sen. Portman is honored to be able to participate in this highly-competitive program by appointing one student per session. Pages attend academically-rigorous classes in the morning at the U.S. Senate Page School, a program fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
“The Page Program is a unique opportunity for Ohio’s youth to come experience the day-to-day inner workings of the Senate,” Portman said. “Pages spend a majority of their time on the Senate floor working with members, delivering correspondence and legislative material and learning about how Congress works. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that students will carry with them for their entire lives.”
To apply for the Senate Page Program through Sen. Portman’s office, you must be an Ohio resident, a junior in high school who will be 16 or 17 years of age, but not yet 18 years old on or before the date of appointment, and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Ohio applicants need to complete the online application. For any questions or for further assistance, please contact Sen. Portman’s office at 202-224-3353.