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 the 7 week competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year.
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, 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.
Why participate in the Students of the Year program?
To join the fight against cancer and improve the quality of life for our patients and their families. Leukemia is the number one cancer killer of our children under the age of 20; therefore kids are helping kids battling these devastating cancers.
To boost college applications with a leadership and philanthropic adventure. Candidates have the opportunity to build their college resume, fulfill service learning requirements and learn valuable leadership and life skills.
To earn college scholarships. The Student(s) of the Year will receive a $1,500 scholarship toward the college or university of his/her choice. The 1st runner up will receive s $500 scholarship and the Citizenship Award winner will receive a $500 scholarship toward the college or university of his/her choice.