Student Recognition & Forms

Virginia DECA Scholarships

What is Required?

•  Application Form

•  Cover Letter/Letter of Introduction

•  2 Reference Letters

•  Official Transcripts

•  Checklist with Signatures

Be sure to follow the guidelines and rubric provided in the Student Instructions & Application.

Virginia DECA

Honor Society

What is Required?

•  3.2 GPA

•  Application Form - indicating minimum 8 of the listed DECA activities

•  Be sure to follow the guidelines found in the Honor Society Document

•  Advisor Verification Form - be sure you have communicated with your advisor so they complete this required advisor document. This verification form serves as a recommendation from your advisor.

Virginia DECA

Merit Award

Recognizes outstanding participation & leadership in VA DECA

What is Required?

•  Complete at least 2 years of Marketing or be a graduating senior

•  Application Form - written description of 4 DECA activities with details of participation

•  300 - 500 Word essay - topic on application form

•  Be sure to follow the guidelines found in the Student Instructions for Merit Award

•  Advisor Verification Form - be sure you have communicated with your advisor so they complete this required advisor document.


Be sure to follow the detailed requirements and process outlined in the Chapter Management Guide Section H.

Video Hints & Tips - Use these guidelines to create your best video submission

State Officer Application

Be sure to read the entire CMG Section H

Complete Application (BROKEN LINK)

Be sure to attach your head shot to your application

Mail the following to VA DECA Office by due date

•  Transcript from end of prior school year

•  Professional Code of Conduct document (BROKEN LINK)

•  Applicant/Parent Agreement (pg 8 CMG)

•  Advisor Statement of Responsibility (pg 9 CMG)

•  Candidate Statement of Responsibility (pg 10 CMG)

If you are elected...

• Newly Elected Officers will meet viz Zoom at a time to be determined during the week following SLC.

• Professional Code of Conduct remains in effect until and throughout your term in office

• Attendance at ICDC 2022 is optional, if you attend you will serve as voting delegate (in addition to competition if qualified to advance)

• Team uniforms will be determined by the Chartered Association Advisor - Officers are responsible for cost of pants/skirt/dress, and shoes. Estimated cost = $150 - 225 (payment plans available)

Required Conference attendance at:

• Emerging Leaders Summit & VA Officer Training - June/July

• Officer Training at VAME Conference - July/August

• Officer Leadership Retreat - August/September

• Virginia CTSO Officer Training - Fall TBD

• Competition Training Conference (optional)- October

• DECA's Power Trip - November

• SLC Planning - February

• State Leadership Conference, Virginia Beach, VA - March

Pre-SLC Qualifiers

All Candidates for state officer positions will complete:

• Application - due December 17, 2021

• Online Test - testing window Jan 3-7, 2022

• Study Guide for officer test

Candidates with completed applications and test scores of at least 80% will:

• Phone Interview with Chartered Association Advisor, Jan 10-14

Scores = Test + Application/Phone Interview/Video Submission

** Top 20 Candidates will be invited to campaign at SLC

National DECA Recognition

Emerging Leader Honor Award

• If you are a senior and have a 3.2 GPA you may qualify

Scholarship Programs

• Over $300,000 in scholarships available

• Merit based