SCUSA 71 Information and Application

Are you interested in global issues and discussing the role of businesses, governments, non-profits, and others in the world?  Would you like an all-expense-paid trip to a prestigious undergraduate student conference at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York?

Applications are now being accepted for the 71st Annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA 71) on October 30, 2019, through November 2, 2019, in West Point, New York. 

SCUSA is an annual four-day conference hosted by the United States Military Academy.  The purpose of the conference is to facilitate interaction and constructive discussion between civilian student delegates and West Point cadets in an effort to better understand the challenges the United States faces today. SCUSA delegates live in the barracks, attend panel discussions, hear from high-profile keynote speakers, and develop policy recommendations with other students from around the world.

This four-day conference focuses on over a dozen issues and puts participants on the forefront of national and international issues while exposing them to complex problems facing leaders today. This year's topic is, “Advancing the National Interest: The Intersection of Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy.”

Each year, a committee selected by the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement chooses one CSB and one SJU student to attend as delegates from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. 

Please see below for application instructions! 

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this exceptional opportunity,  please fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION!

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript.

*Submitted cover letters should include why you want to attend the conference, why you would make a good representative of CSB/SJU, and why the topic “Advancing the National Interest: The Intersection of Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy” interests you.

The deadline for applications is September 27, 2019, at 6:00 PM. Candidate interviews will be held after the deadline.

 More information about the conference can be found on the SCUSA brochure.  Questions can be directed to Sabrina Gilchrist at [email protected]