The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Students of the Year is an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS.
Every dollar raised counts as one vote. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of 7 week competition earns the title Student(s) of the Year and a $1,500 scholarship. The program is open to high school students (public or private) in Connecticut and the Westchester and Hudson Valley regions of New York.
For motivated high school students, this program ensures they stand out among their peers when engaging with colleges and/or future employers. Through guidance and mentoring from experienced professionals at LLS, they will make a real impact in the fight against blood cancers.
In addition to the Student(s) of the Year award for the top fundraising team, those students who excel in the areas of mission awareness, volunteerism or community involvement are eligible for recognition via the citizenship awards presented at the Grand Finale celebration.
Applications and nominations are due by Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Important Dates for 2017-2018
- Application Deadline: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST
- Students of the Year Fundraising Workshop: Saturday, January 6, 2018 (location and time TBD)
- Students of the Year Campaign Kickoff: Thursday, January 18, 2018 (location and time TBD)
- The official fundraising launch for the seven week competition
- Students of the Year Grand Finale: Thursday, March 8, 2018
- A culmination event celebrating the Students of the Year candidates and teams
In 2017, the Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley (CTWHV) Chapter held it's second annual Students of the Year Program. Eight candidate teams comprised of over 80 students participated in the program, representing high schools in the Connecticut and Westchester and Hudson Valley regions of New York. Candidate teams worked hard to raise funds and awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) during the fundraising time frame. By the Grand Finale Gala, the student teams had raised over $130,000 for LLS!
Congratulations to the 2017 Students of the Year Winner!
2017 STUDENTS OF THE YEAR
Augusta DeMartin and Delaney Harris with Team Bloodlove, King School
Have questions or need additional information? Please contact Michele Lippin, Campaign Manager, at Michele.Lippin@lls.org!