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          Special Olympics Award

          Skip Navigation LinksHome > Service > The BPA Cares Program > Service Learning Awards > Special Olympics Award

          Purpose
          To recognize local members involved with Service Learning.

          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 provide a minimum of 100 hours of service or a $500.00 donation to Special Olympics.

          Guidelines & 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.

          1. Activities may be used in other individual or chapter activities.
          2. Provide the total number of hours per activity and the total hours involved with Service Learning.

          Applications due April 1.

          Online Application

          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

          Having trouble with the BPA Cares Award? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

          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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