Registered, student members in good standing with Business Professionals of America. Current or former National Officers will not be considered for this award. To be eligible for the Student of the Year Award, the applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
Completed a minimum of one (1) full year as a student member
Served as a local, regional, or state officer
Attended a minimum of one (1) State Leadership Conference and one (1) National Leadership Conference
Competed in the WSAP
Earned the Ambassador Torch Award
Participated in the BPA Cares Program
The applicant must also meet a minimum of five (5) of the following criteria:
Attended an additional State Leadership Conferences and/or National Leadership Conferences (one of each is required above)
Earned the National Merit Scholar Award
Participated in the Intern Program at the National Leadership Conference
Participated in the Leadership Academy at the National Leadership Conference
Made significant contributions to Special Olympics
Earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award
Completed the Student Member Certification Series
Earned the BPA Cares Member Recruiter Award
Completed the Life Skills Achievement Program
Lastly, the applicant must submit the following information:
Nomination form for their respective division
Narrative review of applicant’s supportive contributions to BPA on the local, regional, state, and/or national level
Two letters of support for the applicant
– One letter must be from a local advisor
– One letter must be from the student’s principal, CTE Director, Dean, school board superintendent or school board president.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Nominations must be submitted by a current active student member. All completed forms must be submitted by the applicant no later than March 1, 11:59 p.m. ET.
A maximum of one (1) individual from the Secondary Division and one (1) individual from the Post-secondary Division will be recognized with an award on stage at the National Leadership Conference. Each recipient will also receive a $1,000 scholarship.
It is the policy of Business Professionals of America that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible.
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