Congressional Award

The Congressional Award
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. Young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities by their 24th birthday. Established in 1979, it is the highest honor bestowed upon a youth civilian through the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. This program honors initiative, service, and achievement. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Members of Congress present the Congressional Award Medals at local, state, and national ceremonies.

Program Book 

There are two ways to register for the Award – online or via hard copy. Either way, you will still need to mail in the signed Waiver and one time $15 Registration Fee. The day you register online or sign your Waiver is the day you may begin counting activities towards the program.

Chairman Paxton K. Baker joins Reps. Jody Hice and Rob Woodall in presenting Cutler Shiver with the Congressional Award

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