South Central Austin Texas Students of the Year

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) South Central Austin Chapter offers the Students of the Year Campaign - a seven-week initiative in which nominated high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit the life-saving mission of LLS: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. High school students in the Austin area have the chance to develop their leadership skills, engage in the community, and compete for a college scholarship The top fundraising candidate or team of students at the end of the seven-week challenge earns the title "Students of the Year" as well as a $2,500 scholarship to the college or university of his/her choice. Throughout the campaign, the students will be raising money in honor of a local patient hero who is currently battling a blood cancer. Students of the Year candidates are high school sophomores or juniors enrolled in Austin area public or private schools who are interested in and enthusiastic about leadership, volunteerism, philanthropy, and community outreach. This campaign not only offers visibility in the community and local media but also demonstrates candidates' excellence in leadership and community engagement for college applications and professional resumes. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $2,500
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes