The Congressional Award


Dear friends,

I’m writing to inform you of an exciting opportunity for high school and college students across

South Jersey to get involved in their community and get recognized for their contributions.

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. The program is non-partisan, voluntary, non-competitive, and is open to all 14 to 23-year-olds. Students may register when they turn 13-and-a half-years old and must complete their activities before their 24th birthday.

Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates as well as Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration.

Students may earn their reward independently or with friends doing something they already enjoy, or by taking on a new challenge. Students work at their own pace. There’s no minimum grade point average requirement necessary.

This opportunity not only helps students make a difference in the community. Most importantly, the program gives students a sense of pride and accomplishment of having made a contribution to society.

One proud participant and recipient of the awards is Andrew Geldreich, one of my constituents. I’m proud of Andrew’s hard work and dedication. I’m also proud to say Andrew serves as an intern at my District Office in Cherry Hill.

Students may learn more about the Congressional Award by clicking here. Interested students may register for the Award by clicking here.


Donald Norcross

Member of Congress (NJ-01)
Congressional Award PDF