Congressional Youth Advisory Council
Congressman Pete Olson invites all high school juniors and seniors in the 22nd District of Texas to apply to participate in the Congressional Youth Advisory Council. Through this Council, the Congressman hopes to gain insight from students around TX-22 and encourages them to work hard and accomplish their academic goals. The Council meets four times within the school year and includes a roundtable discussion on current events, as well as learning the pivotal role of lawmakers, experts and citizens in a democracy. These high-achieving students will be considered Ambassadors for Congressman Olson and will be asked to provide feedback on legislation working its way through Congress. To be considered, the completed application must be sumbitted to our Pearland or Sugarland offices no later than May 27th. Electronic submissions are preferred
2015-2016 CYAC Participants:
Dawson High School: Marshall Foster, Emily Guenther, Jessica Huang, Claire Jeffress, Phillip Nguyen, Payton Sprague, and Robert Ward
Manvel High School: Rebeca Chacko, Bushra Hamid, Paola Obispo, and Logan Tonini
Pearland High School: Grant Dentry, Jordyn Groover, Jillian Saboe, and Rida Sarwar
Fort Bend County
Clements High School: Nandan Marwaha, Bianca Navia, Weston James Shores, Eajer Toh, and Ingrid Wu
Dulles High School: Kathryn Carrabine and Rahul Nagvekar
Foster High School: Thomas Kuykendall III
George Ranch High School: Alesondra Cruz, Kyle Curtis, Ryan Harris, and Cameron Lavine
Homeschooled: Melissa Lee (Sugar Land)
Kempner High School: Ann Johnson
Needville High School: Kaysie Faas and Caleb Leachman
Ridge Point High School: Vanessa Liu, Taylor McKeown, and Ann Marie Ramas
Seven Lakes High School: Smriti Ahuja, Zachary Berry, Connor Cerda, Kaitlin Foster, Jonathan Frost, Saku Gopinath, Harrison Jenkins, Cameron Kallina, Alexa Keller, and Pranay Tamminayana
St. Agnes Academy: Jordyn Weber (Sugar Land)
Tompkins High School: Conor Devlin
Clear Springs High School: Lauren Grover, Emily Jue, Arjun Luthra, and Alexis McNeilly
Financial Aid for Students
This PDF, prepared by the Congressional Research Service for Members of Congress, guides students through the process of locating and applying for financial aid. [Updated September 2013]
The basics: getting started
Start gathering information early.
Free information is readily available from:
High school counselors
College and career school financial aid offices (where you plan to attend)
Local and college libraries
U.S. Department of Education Web page
Other Internet sites (search terms student financial aid OR assistance)
Ask questions: counselors may know if you have exceptional circumstances that affect your eligibility.
Be organized: use calendars to keep on track.
Keep copies of all forms and correspondence: you must reapply for aid each year.
Parents of students: save money long before your child attends college.
College Savings Plan Network (state "Section 529" plans)
FinAid: for Parents
Tax incentives for higher education expenses
Cash for College
FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Financial Aid: You Can Afford It
Looking for Student Aid
Mapping Your Future
Paying for College
Beware of scholarship scams -- don't pay for free information!
Department of Education
Federal Trade Commission