EMERGING LEADER HONOR AWARD THE DECA EMERGING LEADER HONOR AWARD recognizes DECA members for being academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders through their participation in DECA. QUALIFICATIONS To receive the DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award a student must: 1. be a DECA member at the local, chartered association and DECA Inc. levels. 2. be a senior. 3. have an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 for the seven previous semesters (with 4.0 being equal to an A). 4. complete one course in any one of the following areas: - Marketing - Business Management & Administration - Entrepreneurship - Finance - Hospitality and Tourism 5. participate in at least three of the areas listed under Community Oriented, Professionally Responsible and Experienced Leader on the online application.
DECA’s SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM provides over $200,000 in scholarships to DECA members. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA Scholarship Program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based.
• Applications and a $5 application fee must be submitted electronically following the directions at deca.org/honoraward no later than January 29, 2021. • Certificates will be mailed directly to the local advisor with suggestions for appropriate presentation. • Recipients will also be recognized on decadirect.org.
Scholarship applications are due online January 15, 2021. Visit www.deca.org/scholarships to learn more and apply. DECA GUIDE 2020-21 | 23
The DECA Guide contains information on DECA's Comprehensive Learning Program, information on guidelines for DECA's Competitive Events Progra...