The Congressional Award is the highest honor a member of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives may bestow upon a youth civilian. It is a non-partisan, voluntary, non-competitive program open to all ages from 14- to 23-years old. This is a program that gives youth an equal playing field regardless of their GPA, socioeconomic status, or circumstance. It's an opportunity to be honored for your initiative, service and achievements.
The Congressional Award Council of Nevada was established in 2013 when former Senator Harry Reid appointed Rita Vaswani as chair to form a team of like-minded and ambitious individuals to take on the task of getting Nevada youth to participate in the Congressional Award program.