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The Congressional Award

For many years, OCA has encouraged young individuals to apply for The Congressional Award, which is the United States Congress' award for young Americans. The program is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive and open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. All Participants have a chance to earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals and each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you'd like to try for the first time and you move at your own pace - on your own or with your friends. This award honors you for achieving your own challenging goals. Regardless of your situation, you can earn the Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge. OCA is proud to continue to bring this program to our youth as well as locate advisors and validators. Every year, Congressional Award recipients are honored on stage at our Lunar New Year Banquet. If you know of an outstanding young individual that would like to participate, use the information below to register today. For assistance finding an advisor, please contact Karen Yee or Allen Peng. Visit The Congressional Award website for further details.

Register Online Now »

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form.
  2. Submit the Registration Form after you review your information.
  3. Please only submit the online Registration Form once
  4. Print out the Waiver that confirms your registration. If you did not print the confirmation Waiver, you may print a new Waiver here.
  5. Sign the Waiver
  6. Mail in the completed Waiver and $15 Registration Fee (check or money order made out to The Congressional Award) to:
    The Congressional Award
    PO Box 77440
    Washington, DC 20013

Register By Mail »

  1. Print out the Registration Form
  2. Complete the Registration Form
  3. Sign the Waiver after you review your information
  4. Mail in the completed Registration Form and $15 Registration Fee (check or money order made out to the Congressional Award) to:
    The Congressional Award
    PO Box 77440
    Washington, DC 20013

You will receive a Registration Packet in the mail within 4 - 6 weeks of the National Office receiving your Waiver. You may begin setting your goals with your Advisor and working on your activities as soon as you sign the Waiver. Record Book pages are available here!

Please contact the National Office via phone at 1-888-80-AWARD or via email if you have any questions about registering for the Congressional Award.