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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.


                 EDUCATION / PROGRAMS                   
  1. Educational programs
  2. Scholarships and other awards
  3. Fundraising programs

Educational programs

Investment Challenge

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.

Application deadline:
April 15
Individual award:
$500
Eligibility:
Open to graduating FBLA members who plan to pursue a post-secondary education. Applicants must be national and state dues-paid members of FBLA and must have completed the "Go for the Silver" membership promotion program by March 1 of the current year.
Application procedure:
Request an application form by calling the National Center at (800) FBLA-WIN ext. 123. Application forms must be accompanied by a one-page cover letter summarizing FBLA, business, leadership, and community activities; a resume outlining FBLA activities, educational achievements, and other accomplishments; and two letters of recommendations, one from a chapter adviser and the other from a business/community leader.

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.

Application deadline:
April 15
Individual award:
$500
Eligibility:
Open to PBL members who plan to continue pursuing a post-secondary or post-graduate education. Applicants must be national and state dues-paid members of PBL and must have completed the "Go for the Silver" membership promotion program by March 1 of the current year.
Application procedure:
Request an application form by calling the National Center at (800) FBLA-WIN ext. 123. Application forms must be accompanied by a one-page cover letter summarizing PBL, business, leadership, and community activities; a resume outlining PBL activities, educational achievements, and other accomplishments; and two letters of recommendations, one from a chapter adviser and the other from a business/community leader.

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 Scholarship
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.

Application deadline:
March 31
Individual award:
$1,000
Number of awards:
One winner per year, an FBLA member
Eligibility:
FBLA members with plans to pursue full-time enrollment at a two- or four-year post-secondary institution who shows outstanding leadership abilities, participation in clubs, community involvement, and GPA. Applicants must be national and state dues-paid members of FBLA.
Application procedure:
Submit an application form, available by calling 1-800-545-1100 or downloading it from Data Match's website. Include a transcript and letter of recommendation from your chapter adviser. For more information, contact Data Match, Inc. at the toll-free number or website listed above.

Discover® 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.

Application deadline:
January 11, 2000
Individual award:
Nine scholarships are awarded in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, and overseas schools: three Gold ($2,500 each), three Silver ($1,750 each), and three Bronze ($1,250 each) awards. Each State Gold Tribute Award winner competes for one of nine national scholarships: three Gold ($20,000 each); three Silver ($15,000 each); and three Bronze ($10,000 each).
Eligibility:
Open to high school juniors who maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average for the previous two years, are enrolled in a public or accredited private school in the United States or are U.S. citizens in an accredited school outside the United States, and plan to continue their education/training beyond high school in any accredited training, licensing, or certification program or institution of higher learning.
Application procedure:
Request an application form from your local high school guidance counselor or from Shirley Kennedy Keller at the American Association of School Administrators, phone: (703) 875-0706, P.O. Box 9338, Arlington, VA 22219. The deadline for application requests is January 2000 (specific date pending).

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.

Application deadline:
March 1
Individual award:
The Foundation for Teaching Economics provides scholarships to cover the entire cost of tuition, housing, and meals for the week-long event Participants pay for their own transportation to the event. Teachers can also receive graduate credit for completing the course.
Eligibility:
Open to high school students between their junior and senior years, high school and post-secondary teachers, and PBL members enrolled in teacher education programs. All applicants must be national and state dues-paid members.
Application procedure:
Request an application form and related information from Steve Gerhart, Vice President, Administration and Program Affairs, Foundation for Teaching Economics, 260 Russell Blvd., Suite B, Davis, CA 95616; (916) 757-4630.

Johnson & Wales University
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.

Application deadline:
March 1
Individual award:
$500 to $10,000
Eligibility:
Open to high school seniors or students currently attending a college other than Johnson & Wales. Applicants must be national and state dues-paid members.
Application procedure:
Request an application form and related information from Johnson & Wales University’s National Student Organizations Office at (800) DIAL-JWU (342-5598), ext. 2345.

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.

Application deadline:
Close of the school year.
Individual award:
The Corporation for National Service is offering a matching $500 scholarship for one high school junior or senior selected by each high school principal.
Eligibility:
High school juniors and seniors, in public and private schools, who have performed community service for at least a year can be nominated for the matching scholarship.
Application procedure:
Any high school principal may designate an individual student to receive a matching scholarship. The request for matching funds must include the name of the individual, a description of the service that has been performed, and the source of the resources to be matched. Chapter advisers and other high school officials may help determine the process for selecting the most outstanding volunteer; they may nominate several individuals for the principal to choose from to select the one nominee.

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.

ServiStar’s 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.

Application deadline:
Postmarked by November 7
Individual award:
One local winner from every school receives a $100 U.S. Savings Bond; 50 state winners each receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond; 12 Special Merit Honor Winners each receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond; and 10 national winners each receive a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a trip to ServiStar's Spring Convention for recognition.
Eligibility:
Open to students in grades 9–12 who are U.S. citizens and enrolled in state-approved vocational education courses. (If you attend a public school, your program is state approved. If your school is private, consult your principal.)
Application procedure:
For an application, see your school guidance counselor, pick up a form from your local SERVISTAR and Coast to Coast retailer, or call 1-888-9CALL-TFT (1-888-922-5583). You may also download an application at the Tools for Tomorrow website.

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Fundraisers

Data Match

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.

Kathryn Beich 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.

MusicCard
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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