|Each year, a select group of young men and women are appointed to serve as Pages in the U.S. House of Representatives.
To be qualified to serve as a Page, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
• 16 years of age at the time their appointment begins
• Must be a junior in high school (or just finished his/her junior year for the summer page session
• Must reside in the Eleventh Congressional District
• Have a cumulative grade point average of (3.0 or 85/100) or better in the five major subjects to date. The subject areas counted are: English, science, mathematics, social studies and foreign language – electives will not be included.
All Pages are required to live at the Page Residence Hall under the supervision of a resident manager and five proctors who reside on the premises. The Pages agree in writing to abide by the strict Code of Conduct, which includes a curfew of 10:00 p.m. on the weeknights and midnight on the weekends.
Pages are paid a monthly stipend. Money is taken out to pay for room and board. They are responsible for their transportation to and from Washington, their uniform, breakfast (other than cafeteria-style provided to school-year Pages) and lunch on weekdays, weekend meals, school supplies and all incidental expenses. In addition, a one-time, refundable security deposit of $100 payable to the U.S. Treasury is required for the dorm.
Please keep in mind that Pages are employees of the U.S. House of Representatives and are an important part of the legislative process. Before making your decision to become a Page, it is imperative that you understand that all family activities, as well as home school and community activities, which would interrupt your Page school or work activities must be put on hold until you are no longer a Page. Pages will not be permitted to return home to attend family reunions, parent promotion ceremonies, family trips, home school activities such as conferences, sports events, proms, etc., if they occur during the school or work week.
If you are interested in applying to become a Page or if you would like more information about this program, please contact Patrice McAlpin in my Washington, DC Office for a page application.
Along with the application, the Speaker's Office requires the following information:
• Signed parental consent form
• Essay (50 – 100 words) on why you want to become a Republican Page
• Resume of extra-curricular activities
• Three letters of recommendation
Please note the Speaker’s Office will not accept applications from students directly – only members of Congress may forward an application to the Speakers Office.