Student Opportunities

As your Member of Congress, I am grateful to offer several opportunities for young people across the Second Congressional District. Some of the current opportunities include:

  • Congressional Art Competition
  • The Congressional Award
  • Military Academy Nominations
  • Congressional Internships

Congressional Art Competition

Each year, my colleagues and I in the House of Representatives hold a nation-wide arts competition for high school students.

The Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute, showcases the immense talent from young people all across the Second District. The winning art is displayed for a year at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington and the artist will be invited to attend the annual ceremony in June.

Please visit the Art Competition section of our website to learn more.

The Congressional Award

The Congressional Award is an excellent opportunity for students to receive recognition for their hard work and community involvement. The award recognizes students for achievements and reaching goals in the program areas: volunteering and public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition and exploration.

Students aged 13 to 23 can earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Medals as they move through the program at their own pace.

Please visit the Congressional Award website for more information or to register.

Military Academy Nominations

Each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years after graduation.

Please visit my website for more information about service academy nominations or to request a nomination. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the military academies and serving our country.


As a former Congressional intern, I know first-hand the value of an internship. Interns make meaningful contributions to the office—attending hearings, working alongside the staff, and hearing from constituents.

Internships are available year round in the Washington, Midlands, and Aiken-Barnwell offices. More information and applications may be found here.

If you have questions about any of these opportunities, don’t hesitate to contact any of the offices. I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve you in Congress.