Are you ready to grow in leadership? Questions about running for office?
Regional President Election Packet
Regional Officer deadlines and procedures may vary. Contact
your Regional Advisor directly for more information.
State Officer Election Packet [Handbook]
National Officer Election Packet [Handbook]
Note: Students will run to represent Texas as one of our two candidates at the National Leadership Conference.
January 15, 2019
State/National Officer Election Packet due by 11:59pm
January 26 - February 2, 2019
Interviews will be conducted, and Test will be administered
February 4, 2019
Candidates notified if they proceed to Section 2
February 15, 2019
Speeches due for approval by 11:59 pm
March 7, 2019
Candidate Speeches and Campaign Rally at SLC
PIN AND T-SHIRT DESIGN WINNERS:
You could be the next graphic designer to be featured as the Texas State Leadership Conference t-shirt winner or have your design chosen to be used as Texas trading pins at the National Leadership Conference. Submission deadline is November 30.
2018-19 Trading Pin Design Contest Guidelines
2018-19 T-Shirt Design Contest Guidelines
Texas Intern Program:
We need you to participate as a Texas BPA Intern at the State Leadership Conference. Information about how to apply and scheduling will be posted online in February once plans are finalized. We look forward to having you join us and grow your leadership skills as you earn community service hours and conference experience.
Torch Awards Program
Looking for a way to track your community service and leadership activities in high school? Using the Torch Awards program, you can document your activities and service and be recognized for your contributions to your community through BPA Torch Awards. Log in to the Torch Awards system or online here for more information:
BPA Cares Program
BPA is about giving back and making a difference. The BPA Cares Program offers members the opportunity to showcase the activities and service that they complete within their own communities. Together, we can do more.
Service Learning Awards
The purpose of the Service Learning Awards Program is to encourage individuals and chapters to be involved in their community through service learning.
Guidelines and Applications:
• Community Service Award
• Environmental Action/Awareness Award
• Safety Awareness Award
• Service Learning Individual Award
• Special Olympics Award
Special Recognition Awards
The purpose of the Special Recognition Awards Program is to encourage individuals and chapters to support and promote their organizations.
Guidelines and Applications:
• BPA Marketing and Public Relations
• BPA Merit Scholar (this event is offered as an Open Event at the National Leadership Conference) 2017 Merit Scholar Fact Sheet
• Chapter Activities Award of Excellence
• Member Recruiter of the Year Award
• Membership Explosion Award
• Social Media Award
• The Professional Cup
Applications are not required for the Merit Scholar, The Professional Cup or Membership Explosion Award. These awards are given directly through National BPA.
Last year Texas BPA awarded 16 scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $500 each.
• 1 - Mildred Woerndel - $2,500.00 scholarship
• 1 - Vickie Thomas - $2,000.00 scholarship
• 1 - $1,500.00 scholarship
• 4 - $1,000.00 scholarship
• 6 - $750.00 scholarships
• 3 - $500.00 scholarships
Ms. Woerndel taught at Seguin High School for 43 years and has served on the Board of Directors of Business Professionals of America - Texas Association, served as a regional advisor, as well as a school chapter advisor. She also served on the Business Professionals of America Board of Trustees. Ms. Woerndel passed away on January 20, 2016. To read more about her life or offer your condolences, please follow this
Vickie Thomas has been recognized with the Lifetime Dedication Award. She has positively affected thousands of students and advisors not only within her home state of Texas, but across the country by committing herself to building and growing many programs, services and events. She has participated in many of the organization's milestones, including the evolution of the organization from the Office Education Association (OEA) into what is now Business Professionals of America (BPA).
• Applicants must currently be a paid State and National member of BPA
• Applicants must be a graduating senior planning to continue his/her education
• Applicants must have participated in a BPA competition (Regional, State or National)
The 2018-19 Scholarship Application and Guidelines will be posted October 1.