Calendar of Events


Virginia DECA Foundation

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

State Officer Candidate Pre-SLC Deadlines/Dates

All Candidates for state officer positions will complete:

• Application - due December 17, 2022

• Online Test - testing window Jan 3-6, 2023

Study Guide for Officer Test

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

• Phone/Video Interview with Chartered Association Advisor, Jan 9-13

Scores = Test + Application/Phone Interview/Video Submission

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

State Officer Application

Be sure to read the entire CMG Section H

Complete Application

Be sure to attach your head shot to your application

The following forms need to be signed, scanned and uploaded with your application.

•  Transcript from end of prior school year

•  Professional Code of Conduct

•  Applicant/Parent Agreement (pg 10 CMG)

•  Advisor Statement of Responsibility (pg 11 CMG)

•  Candidate Statement of Responsibility (pg 12 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 2023 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


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

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.

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 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.

Student Recognition & Forms