Students of the Year - Greater Los Angeles Chapter

Students of the Year is a seven-week initiative from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where a select group of motivated high school students across Greater Los Angeles participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS's life-saving mission, develop their leadership and communication skills, and learn about volunteerism, philanthropy, and how to engage with their communities for a cause. This program not only offers visibility in the community, but also a platform that demonstrates candidates' excellence in leadership and community engagement for college applications and professional resumes.

The top fundraising candidate or team of (up to 3) students at the end of the seven-week challenge earns the title "Student(s) of the Year" as well as a $2,500 scholarship to the college or university of his/her choice. We're also awarding a few standout students with Citizenships Awards and providing participants with letters of recognition. Students choose to compete to join the fight against cancer and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Leukemia is the number one cancer killer of children under the age of 20. This is a powerful opportunity to help other youth battling blood cancers and raise awareness for the mission of LLS.Students will be supported by LLS resources and staff as they meet the following core learning objectives:-Design a marketing campaign to raise funds for cancer research-Organize and manage a team to execute their plan over a seven-week period-Describe the impact of blood cancers through informative and narrative writing-Create and maintain their own webpage to keep track of donors and funds raised-Measure their plans' effectiveness and adapt them to achieve goals-Practice professional networking with student leaders, local business leaders, and past adult candidates from our Man & Woman of the YearFor 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