Student Conference at the United States Military Academy at West Point (SCUSA)

For Harvard undergraduates only.

Harvard undergraduates concentrating in the social sciences and interested in learning about issues in US foreign and domestic policy and in international affairs may apply to participate in the annual Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA) at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, along with other undergraduates from all over the United States. Now in its seventy-first year, the four-day conference brings together over 200 students to participate in roundtable discussions. The theme this year is “Advancing the National Interest: The Intersection of Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy." Delegates work together to design solutions to many different domestic and international issues.

For more information on the conference, please visit the SCUSA website.

Awards and Benefits

The Weatherhead Center will nominate one undergraduate to attend SCUSA. The Center will pay the conference fees and cover modest transportation costs to and from West Point.

How to Apply

Undergraduates interested in SCUSA 71, taking place October 30–November 2, 2019, must submit a one- to two-page statement explaining why you are interested in participating, including how you can contribute to and benefit from the conference, and a résumé (maximum of two pages) to Clare Putnam.


September 23, 2019