Another benefit of FBLA-PBL membership is the variety of scholarships and other awards, and educational and fundraising programs available through the National Center. These programs offer you the opportunity to develop job and leadership skills, get hands-on experience, and obtain money for post-secondary education.
Investment Challenge is a leading provider of stock market simulations.
Throughout the competition, students invest a fictional $500,000 in equities and
options listed on all major stock exchanges. Trades are placed with live brokers
at current market prices. Students can also place trades by Internet, fax, or
answering machine. Every two weeks, account statements and newsletters are sent
to all participants.
The Challenge enables students to learn about the stock market and test investment strategies without any risk. At the end of the competition, the top five students receive cash prizes and are highlighted in Investor's Business Daily. In addition, the top FBLA and PBL member each receive a grand prize of $1000.
Don't miss out on an exciting opportunity to invest in yourself. Fall High School & Middle Level (FBLA) Divisions TBA.; Fall College (PBL) Division: TBA.
FBLA-PBL Special Features
To receive more information or to enroll, call (800) 487-3862, or visit the Investment Challenge website at http://www.ichallenge.net.
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Scholarships and other awards
The following scholarships are either offered by FBLA-PBL, by a participating sponsor specifically for current FBLA and/or PBL members, or by organizations that provide recognition for which current FBLA-PBL members would be well suited. This listing is provided as a service to current FBLA and PBL members and their advisers and is not intended to be an endorsement of any of the non–FBLA-PBL affiliated organizations or programs. The information provided in this document is accurate as of the publication date to the best of our knowledge.
FBLA Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship
Sponsored by the Wal*Mart Foundation, this scholarship recognizes outstanding FBLA members for their activity and involvement in the association.
PBL Scholarship Fund
In 1995, PBL members approved an increase of $1 to their national dues to be used to develop a scholarship fund. A maximum of $3,000 is available for scholarship awards to PBL members.
FBLA-PBL Competitive Event Awards
Several FBLA-PBL Competitive Events carry cash awards for the national winners sponsored by business partners of the association (see the Competitive Events page for a list).
Data Match Inc., offers a $1,000 scholarship each May to an FBLA member who shows outstanding leadership abilities, participation in clubs, community involvement, and GPA.
Recipients must graduate from high school in the 1999-2000 school year. Scholarships awarded apply to full-time enrollment at a two- or four-year college or university beginning in the fall of 2000. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school prior to the start of the freshman year.
Participation with the Data Match Compatibility Matching Fundraiser is not necessary to be eligible for the scholarships.
Card Tribute Award® Scholarships
The Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship program rewards high school juniors, rather than seniors, giving them time to prepare for their future education. Winners are recognized for excellence in many areas of their lives beyond academics. In addition to maintaining a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average, winners must demonstrate accomplishment in four of the five following areas: special talents, leadership, obstacles overcome, unique endeavors, and community service. Scholarship winners may use their prizes for any type of continuing education or training beyond high school.
Economics for Leaders
Sponsored by the Foundation for Teaching Economics, this program is a highly interactive, experiential learning experience for students and teachers. Taught by leading national experts, the program helps future leaders discover how and why the world works while giving them skills required for their future roles. In addition, teachers are presented with new methods to teach principles of free enterprise in such a way that the subjects come alive for their students.
Johnson & Wales
Johnson & Wales University provides scholarships ranging from $200 to $10,000 per year to students who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their FBLA activities. Last year, Johnson & Wales University awarded scholarships to FBLA members totaling more than $1.3 million.
The President's Student Service Challenge
This program provides an opportunity for schools and communities to recognize young people for outstanding volunteer service while helping them continue their education. It is intended to reward and encourage activities that have a significant impact in meeting the needs of local communities. The types of service recognized could include volunteer work for community organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, service through churches or synagogues, involvement in service-oriented school organizations like FBLA-PBL, and individual efforts to help others and improve the local community.
For more information, see the President's Student Service Challenge web page. Application packages will be mailed to principals in March. You may also contact the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc., who administers the program, at 888/275-5018.
Tools for Tomorrow
This program gives FBLA members a chance to win more than $1,500 in prize money. Sponsored by ServiStar/Coast to Coast, Tools for Tomorrow recognizes outstanding vocational students in each state and at the national level. Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
NEW! Every qualified student from an accredited secondary school submitting an application will be a local winner. Schools with more than one sponsoring member may have more than one local winner -- one per sponsoring member. Judging panels from each state select state winners. Finally, state winners compete for 10 national prizes and 12 special merit recognition awards.
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If you are looking for a fun, fast, and easy way to raise funds, DataMatch can help. This national fund raiser matches students with one another at your school. Each person who fills out a questionaire may purchase a computer-generated list of names of students at their school. Experiences shows that students line up to buy their individual print-out. It's a great promotion for Valentine's Day, Homecoming, Spirit Week, FBLA-PBL Week, charity events, and get acquainted activities. Call 1-800-545-1110, for a free information packet or see the web site at http://www.data-match.com.
Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc.
Use Spunkmeyer-supplied ingredients, ovens, display cases, and merchandising
materials to set up your own in-school bakery. From production scheduling to
planning an advertising strategy, you’ll face the challenges—and reap the
rewards—of running a small business.
Contact Llynda L. Allen at Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc., 800-438-9253, fax: (410)796-0134.
Candies (A Nestlé Company)
has a variety of candy sales options to raise money for your chapter. Take the "Champions’ Challenge" as you earn money and the chance to compete for national prizes by selling these candy products. See the Chapter Management Handbook under Fundraising for more information or call 1-800-431-1248.
Click here to find out how your chapter can raise BIG Revenues with the MusicCard. Earn $4.00 per card sold, your supporters can buy CDs for $10.99 or LESS! All Chapters have the opportunity to receive a $250 BONUS! For every $5000 raised per chapter through out the school year, $250 will be given to the chapter.
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