U.S. Senate Page Program
The United States Senate Page Program is a unique opportunity for high school students who have a strong interest in the federal government and U.S. history to experience first-hand how the U.S. Senate operates. There are four page sessions per year, and 30 pages are accepted per session. While Senator Perdue is not able to appoint a page every year, he recommends highly-qualified candidates to the program. Those candidates are then placed on a waiting list with no guarantees of acceptance. Spots may become available several weeks before each session.
Pages assist in the day-to-day operations of the Senate by preparing the Senate chamber for Senate sessions, delivering bills and amendments to the Senate floor, and distributing correspondence and legislative material throughout the congressional complex. During the spring and fall sessions, 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.
Pages must wear uniforms provided by the Senate while on duty.
Pages are housed in Webster Hall, located a few blocks from the Capitol, in same-sex dormitory style rooms. Four adult proctors reside full-time in Webster Hall. During the summer sessions, pages can request arrangements for alternate housing.
Senate pages receive a salary, from which income tax and room-and-board fees are deducted.
This program is open to high school students who are 16 or 17 years old on the date of appointment. Students are only eligible to serve as a page during their junior year or during the summers before or after their junior year.
- Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
- Preference is given to students with Georgia ties.
Pages are expected to represent Senator Perdue and the U.S. Senate by demonstrating maturity, integrity, responsibility, and time management skills during their tenure in Washington.
Application deadlines are the same each year.
- Fall Session – May 31
- Spring Session – September 30
- Summer Sessions – February 28
Our office will accept applications on a rolling basis and keep qualified applications on file until the candidate is no longer eligible. This a highly competitive program, and we encourage interested candidates to submit their applications as early as possible.
To apply for the U.S. Senate Page Program, please complete the online application and mail the following documents to: Page Program, Office of Senator David Perdue, 455 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510.
- Current academic transcript
- Two letters of recommendation (not from family members)
- 1-2 page writing sample (may be an academic assignment)