2013-2014 DECA Scholarship Program Now Open

DECA's scholarship program for the 2013-2014 school year is now open and accepting applications. The deadline to submit applications is January 17, 2014.

DECA's scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year, many of which come from DECA’s corporate partners.

DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based. The scholarships are focused around leadership, employment, and/or career interest.

Below is a quick overview of companies that contribute to DECA's scholarship program and the basic criteria:

  • Career Interest and/or Employment: Hilton Worldwide, Marriott, NAPA, Publix, Safeway, Walgreens
  • School-based Enterprises (SBE): Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc., Vistar Corporation
  • Entrepreneurship: International Franchise Association Educational Foundation, NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation
  • Leadership: Through the Harry Applegate Scholarship Program – PepsiCo Chilled DSD, PDC Productions, M&M Productions USA, Custom Resources, Goodheart-Willcox Publishing, Journeys and the DECA Regions.

In addition, many colleges and universities that partner with DECA offer scholarships to members. These can be found on the DECA website under "College & Organization Partners."

Make your year count by applying to any of DECA’s numerous scholarships!

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