DECA’s scholarship program provides over $200,000 in scholarships to high school and college DECA members at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit-based.
DECA members will apply for scholarships through the Student Member Portal. Once in the portal, click "Apply for Scholarships," complete your profile and click “Submit” at the bottom. After submitting your profile, the scholarship applications will populate with any scholarships for which you meet the criteria. Scholarship applications may be saved and finished later, providing that your student profile is submitted. The scholarship program will time out after 20 minutes of non-usage.
Applications for 2023-2024 scholarships are due by January 12, 2024.
The Corporate Scholarship Program consists of scholarships provided by partners that have specific eligibility criteria. Scholarships are awarded based on the specific criteria as well as DECA involvement, leadership ability, community service and academic performance.
Anderson Advisors provides four (4) $5,000 scholarships to DECA members who are high school juniors, seniors or Collegiate DECA members with an interest in finance, accounting, sales or marketing.
Marriott International provides three (3) $2,000 scholarships to DECA members who have an interest in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Publix Super Markets provides five (5) $1,000 scholarships awarded to DECA or Collegiate DECA members who are associates of Publix.
The Harry Applegate Scholarship Program is a scholarship fund that corporate and organization supporters contribute to, but the scholarship is actually in the name of the company or organization. Scholarships are awarded based on DECA involvement, leadership ability, community service and academic performance.
AICPA & CIMA provide two (2) $1,000 scholarships to DECA members who have an interest in accounting/finance.
DECA Inc. provides five (5) $5,000 scholarships to DECA members (high school or collegiate) who intend to pursue a course of study in entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management or marketing. DECA Inc. also provides a $1,000 scholarship to each DECA Inc. executive officer at the high school and collegiate divisions.
M&M Productions USA provides two (2) $1,000 scholarships to DECA members who have an interest in entrepreneurship.
National Geographic Learning/Cengage provides two (2) $1,000 scholarships to DECA members who participate in DECA’s school-based enterprise (SBE) program.