About The Congressional Award

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. The program is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. Young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities by their 24th birthday.

Participants can earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Particpants move at thier own pace – individually or in a group with friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, participants are honored for achieving thier own challenging goals after registering for the program.

Participants can earn The Congressional Award, regardless of thier situation. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements and accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who would like to join.

For more information or to ask questions about the Congressional Award, email Michele Jarvis at Michele.Jarvis@mail.house.gov or call Rep. Fulcher's Meridian District office at 208-888-3188. Michele is also available to meet with student or youth groups (in person in the Treasure Valley and virtually for the rest of the district) to answer questions and talk more about the program.