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        Student of the Year

        2/10/2017
        Contributed by Business Professionals of America

        One of the new recognitions that has been added this year is Student of the Year! As a National Officer Team we felt that it was time to recognize the best and brightest of our organization. This is a highly prestigious award, as should be evident from the extensive list of qualifications needed!

        To be eligible for the Student of the Year award the applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

        1. Completed a minimum of one full year as a student member
        2. Served as a local, regional or state officer
        3. Attended a minimum of one (1) State Leadership Conference and one (1) National Leadership Conference (Required for Secondary)
        4. Competed in the WSAP
        5. Earned the Ambassador Torch Award
        6. Participated in the BPA Cares Program

        The applicant must also meet a minimum of five (5) of the following criteria:

        1. Attended a minimum of one (1) State Leadership Conferences and/or one (1) National Leadership Conference (Optional for Post-Secondary)
        2. Earned the National Merit Scholar Award
        3. Participated in the Intern Program at the National Leadership Conference
        4. Participated in the Leadership Academy at the National Leadership Conference
        5. Made significant contributions to Special Olympics
        6. Earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award
        7. Completed the Student Member Certification Series
        8. Earned the BPA Cares Member Recruiter Award
        9. Completed the Life Skills Achievement Program

        Do you have what it takes to be the first Student of the Year? If you do, make sure to get started on your application because it closes March 1st. The link to the application page is here http://www.bpa.org/service/soty

        If you’re having any issues with applying, make sure to contact any of the national officers for help!

        Best,

        National Officer Team 2016-2017

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