Student Recognition and Forms

VA 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 Chapter Management Guide, Student Section F.

VA 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 Chapter Management Guide - Student Section E (Merit Award)

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

VA DECA Honor Society

What is Required?

Take Your Leadership to the Next Level 

State Officer Application & Process


  • Be sure to read the entire CMG Section H​​

  • Complete Application​​

  • 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

    • Applicant/Parent Agreement (pg 8 CMG)

    • Advisor Statement of Responsibility (pg 9 CMG)

    • Candidate Statement of Responsibility (pg10 CMG)

Pre-SLC Qualifiers


All Candidates for state officer positions will complete:

  • Application - due December 18, 2020

  • Online Test - testing window Jan 4-8, 2021

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

  • Phone Interview with Chartered Association Advisor, Jan 8-14

Scores = Test + Application/Phone Interview/Video Submissin

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



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

​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 2021 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

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