Is a Silver Congressional Award (she is 3/4's through) in this really of any use in college admissions for colleges which have admission rates of 25% or less (most my child is focusing on are 20% or less). I am beginning to get jaded about many things in the process, don't remember seeing the Congressional Award discussed much in my couple of years on College Confidential (though I am sure it has been). She would have to hurry to finish to get it on her applications this Fall (including a few EA applications). I am starting to think with stress levels, many serious family issues, that it's just not worth it. Input? Thanks.