Which DECA Scholarship Is Right For You?
Did you know that DECA offers over $300,000 in scholarships each year to high school and collegiate members?
There are countless scholarships to apply for, which can sometimes make you feel overwhelmed. How do you know you’re applying for the right one? Are you sure you’re qualified for that particular scholarship? Is there another scholarship out there you have a stronger chance of winning?
No one wants to waste countless hours fine tuning applications, obtaining recommendation letters and requesting transcripts just to discover they applied for the wrong scholarship! Instead, use this handy guide to find the perfect scholarship for you!
ARE YOU ACTIVE IN YOUR CHAPTER AND COMMUNITY?
CHECK OUT THE HARRY A. APPLEGATE SCHOLARSHIP
The Harry A. Applegate Scholarship Program is a fund that corporate supporters contribute to, but the scholarship is actually in the company’s name. Scholarships are awarded based on DECA/Collegiate DECA involvement, leadership ability, community service and academic performance.
DO YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE?
CHECK OUT THE JOURNEYS SCHOLARSHIP
The Journeys scholarship is open to current DECA members in the efforts of promoting their skills and interests in the workplace. The Journeys scholarship is awarded based on the student’s leadership ability and DECA involvement. Special consideration is given to students who are Journeys employees.
DO YOU WORK AT PUBLIX?
CHECK OUT THE PUBLIX SCHOLARSHIP
In recognition of the relationship between DECA and Publix, Publix is offering scholarship opportunities to Publix associates who are also currently active high school DECA members.
DO YOU WORK IN YOUR SCHOOL-BASED ENTERPRISE & SELL OTIS SPUNKMEYER PRODUCTS?
CHECK OUT THE OTIS SPUNKMEYER SCHOLARSHIP
As a sponsor of DECA’s school-based enterprise (SBE) programs and a long-standing supporter of DECA, Otis Spunkmeyer provides scholarship opportunities to DECA members who work in their school stores and sell Otis Spunkmeyer products. To be eligible, students must work in their school-based enterprise and must sell Otis Spunkmeyer products.
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY?
CHECK OUT THE NTHS SCHOLARSHIP
As a leading student organization that recognizes excellence in workforce education, National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is committed to building a strong, positive image for workforce education in America. DECA continues to team up with the NTHS to promote outstanding student achievement within career and technical education by providing scholarship opportunities to DECA and NTHS members.
To be eligible, students must be active, dues-paying members of both DECA and NTHS. To apply, schools must have an active NTHS chapter, which includes submission of a charter application and approval from the school administration.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY?
CHECK OUT THE MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
As one of the world’s strongest corporations in the hospitality industry and 35-year DECA supporter, Marriott International devotes time and funding to promoting the success of DECA members. In addition to being a sponsor to our Hospitality Services Team Decision Making competitive event, Marriott also provides scholarships to our members with interests in the hospitality industry. Special consideration is given to students who are Marriott International employees.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY?
CHECK OUT THE NAPA SCHOLARSHIP
NAPA provides scholarships to DECA and Collegiate DECA members who have an interest in careers in the automotive industry and/or enrolled in automotive related programs. Special consideration is given to students who are NAPA associates.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR?
CHECK OUT THE DON DEBOLT SCHOLARSHIP
The Don DeBolt Scholarship focuses on current DECA members who show an interest in franchising and/or entrepreneurship in their course of study, as well as scholastic achievement and DECA involvement.
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS?
CHECK OUT THE NSHSS SCHOLARSHIP
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) is offering DECA members the opportunity to apply to the NSHSS-DECA Entrepreneurial Scholar Award program. This scholarship program is open to active NSHSS and DECA members who intend to pursue a college major in marketing, finance, hospitality or business. In order to apply, please visit bit.ly/deca_nshss.
Requirements include being a NSHSS member, a junior or senior student, having a minimum GPA of 3.5 and holding active membership both with DECA and NSHSS. The deadline to apply for this particular scholarship is January 19, 2018.
DECA scholarship applications are due January 19, 2018, so don’t delay in submitting your application! To learn more and apply, go to deca.org/scholarships.