Purpose To recognize local chapters for their outstanding activities and program of work and to motivate all local chapters to strive for an outstanding program of activities. Eligibility All applicants must be in good standing with Business Professionals of America. This award is open to members in the Middle Level, Post-Secondary and Secondary Divisions.
Guidelines and Application All applications must be submitted utilizing the online application. Submission applications must include all activity descriptions. Partial applications will not be accepted or combined. Do not begin the application online submission form until you have completed all activities.
Applications due April 1.
Qualification Period Activities completed between April 2, 2016 and April 1, 2017 (11:59 PM EST) can be counted towards this award.
Required Activities Activities for this award can be duplicated from other activity submissions.
The following award applications are required to be submitted (applicant is not required to earn the award, but must complete a qualified activity in the award category): BPA Marketing & Public Relations Award (minimum one (1) activity) Community Service Award (minimum one (1) activity, with articles totaling 100 hours and/or $500.00 donated dollars)
Activity descriptions for at least ONE of the following awards (applicant is not required to earn the award, but must complete a qualified activity in the award category) Special Olympics (minimum one (1) activity) Safety Awareness (minimum one (1) activity) Environmental Action/Awareness (minimum one (1) activity)
An activity description relating to EACH of the following activities: Local officer installation Local officer training A BPA Leadership Conference attended by your chapter (regional, state or national) Chapter social activity Local chapter budget A career development related activity for the chapter (could include seeing a speaker, watching a film, taking a field trip, etc.)
General Information Applicants may only count activities once in the BPA Cares Award Program, except Service Learning Individual and Chapter Activities Award of Excellence. Chapters may complete more than one activity to equal the total number of hours/dollars. Activity descriptions cannot exceed 500 words in total. All activity descriptions must include title, project details, date project completed, location of the project and description of the project.
NO E-MAIL OR MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
All materials submitted become the property of Business Professionals of America and may be used as the National Center deems appropriate.
It is not necessary for a chapter to attend the National Leadership Conference to participate in the program and receive the award.
DO NOT SEND ANY AWARD APPLICATION(S) AS PART OF ANOTHER APPLICATION. AWARDS MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED WITH TECHNICAL PROJECTS FOR COMPETITIVE EVENTS. EACH AWARD MUST BE SUBMITTED SEPARATELY.
Recognition Chapter Activities Award of Excellence: A plaque will be presented to each qualifying chapter on stage at the National Leadership Conference.
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Non-Discrimination Policy 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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