Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Student Services

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 six 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 June 1st. Electronic submissions are preferred

PDF iconCYAC Application 2018-19
Consent to Photograph Form
PDF iconCYAC Info Sheet 2018-19

2017-2018 CYAC Participants:

Brazoria County
Alvin High School: Ryan D. Shaw
Dawson High School:  Yupu Cai, Aayush Dave, Ashish Dave, Emily Guentner, Claire Jeffress
Robert Turner College & Career High School: Sydney Dodson, Theodore “Ted” Frick

Fort Bend County
Austin High School: Brian D. Faske, Akash Mehta
Clements High School: Kanika Draksharam, Minali Ganguly, Yuqing Liu, Eric Wu
George Ranch High School:  Jericho Morcilla, Ibrahim Sheikh
Seven Lakes High School: Hayden Humes, Jeffery "J.T." Jones, Jun-Yong Kim, Robert Myers
Cinco Ranch High School: Nicholas “Cole” Betts
Tompkins High School: Fiona E. Devlin, Andrew Van Chau III
Lamar Consolidated High School: Chimdubem Wisdom Orakwue, Keshawn E Shipp, Alexis Renee Warren, Charles W. Watts
Dulles High School: Lauren Yang
Fort Bend Christian Academy: Dylan Doremus

Harris County
Clear Lake High School: Julie Sang

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. 
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2017-18-do-you-need-money.pdf

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

Good overviews:

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!

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