Legislative Page program

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Legislative Page Program
Page Program
With the 2017 legislative session on the horizon, there is a great opportunity for a few middle and high school students to be pages in the Senate and House. A student must be 14-16 years old to qualify and must submit an application to her/his legislator. Most students are in the 22nd District, but some south county students are in the 35th and some east county students are in the 2nd. Obviously, we are interested in students from the 22nd which includes the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and northern Thurston county.

Here are links: 
Senate Page Application [http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/Documents/PageApplicationForm_Web.pdf]
House Page Application. [http://leg.wa.gov/House/Documents/HousePageApplication2016.pdf]

Students spend a week, usually Sunday afternoon orientation through Friday, as pages. They receive a small daily stipend. For the first time, there is a scholarship available for students who may need a little financial help to participate. Here are the details:

Scholarship qualifications:
The scholarship is based on the 2017 federal guidelines for free and reduced lunches. For verification purposes, applicants must supply a copy of the letter of approval issued by the school district when submitting their application. Students in foster care are automatically eligible.

How much is the scholarship amount?
Students selected for a scholarship receive $150 to assist with housing, food, clothing or coverage of daily commuting costs. Additional scholarship funds are available to help defray travel costs; this can range up to $125 depending on where the student lives. Scholarship pages, like all pages, will earn the traditional $35/day stipend.

Here’s the link to the page scholarship application form [http://leg.wa.gov/PageSchool/Documents/GinaBullScholarshipApplication.pdf]. More details about the scholarship program can be found here [http://leg.wa.gov/PageSchool/Pages/GinaBullScholarshipFAQ.aspx].