Purpose To encourage local chapters to become actively involved in community betterment, school improvement, and election-year activities; to encourage local chapters to develop ways of involving their members in these kinds of activities; and to recognize chapters for their involvement in engaged citizenry.
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 who have completed at minimum 100 service hours or contributed at minimum $500.00 to a service organization.
Guidelines and Application 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.
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. Activities may include but are not limited to volunteering, training and/or contributing to blood drives, clothing drives, food drives, disaster relief assistance or local community shelters.
All activity descriptions must include title, organization benefiting from the project, 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 100-249 service hours OR $500.00-$999.00 contribution: Certificate of Achievement 250+ service hours or $1000.00+: Award of Achievement and recognition 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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