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Student Opportunities

Congressman Neguse offers many services and opportunities for students in the 2nd Congressional District! Learn more below:

Internship Opportunities:

Congressman Neguse offers internships to high school and college students in our Washington, D.C and District Offices (located in Fort Collins and Boulder) for the spring, summer, and fall terms. Click here to learn more and apply!

Congressional App Challenge

We are pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will be hosting our annual coding competition this year. Students are encouraged to register online by Sept 10th before submitting their app by November 1st.

Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application (also known as an "app") for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices. We accept any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code." The challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science. 

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high schoolers in the 2nd Congressional District. Students entering the competition must submit their app to CongressionalAppChallenge.us during the Competition Submission Period through November 1st, 2019.

The winner from Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us. The winning app will also be elgible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.  

Congressional Award Program:

The Congressional Award Foundation is a national public-private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize service, initiative and achievement in America’s youth.  Eligible individuals, ages 14 to 23, may earn a Congressional Award by setting and achieving challenging goals in the four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration. 

Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. 

To register for the award, click here. Only activities held after the date of registration or the date that the waiver is signed may count towards the award.

Congressional Art Competition:

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Click here for more information!

Service Academy Nominations:

Our country needs the best and brightest from our Congressional District to serve in our military. As a Member of Congress, Congressman Neguse has the honor of nominating candidates to United States military academies. Click here to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply. 

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Receiving an academy appointment is an extremely competitive process. Every year many highly qualified candidates are not selected or nominated to a Service Academy. These candidates do however meet the qualifications for acceptance at numerous private and state universities across the country. Most of these colleges and universities have one or more ROTC programs located on their campus. ROTC can offer you the same officer commission and military career opportunity as a Service Academy. In addition, ROTC offers thousands of full tuition and fees scholarships to attend these private and state universities. The links below will provide you with more information on each Service's ROTC program.

Army ROTC  https://www.goarmy.com/rotc.html

Navy ROTC  https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/

Air Force ROTC  https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/