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Student of the Year Campaign is a six-week initiative in which nominated local high school students enrolled in public or private schools participate in a fundraising competition to benefit the National Capital Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Interested Student of the Year candidates must submit an application to be considered by the campaign's selection committee.  Applications are due Friday, October 31st and candidates will be announced in November 2014.  

To download the application, please click here.

The campaign will begin on January 15, 2015 and culminate with the Grand Finale Gala on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C.  Students are asked to take on the challenge of raising a minimum of $10,000 and join the fight against blood cancers. The student raising the most funds will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the school or university of their choice. Every candidate who reaches the minimum fundraising requirement will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students will also have a chance to compete for the Citizenship Award Scholarships.

Students rally their communities, schools, and families to support their fundraising efforts. Along with their own websites, students will work with LLS staff to set a fundraising goal and to develop an action plan to reach that goal. We will provide fundraising materials and support throughout the campaign. The easiest ways to fundraise are through a letter writing/email campaign and social networking; however, each candidate and their team will brainstorm with LLS to determine a plan for success that could include sponsorship, table sales, program ad sales, and events. 

For a detailed information packet, click here.

For more information on Student of the Year, please contact Jaclyn Toll at or 703-399-2963 or Yana Vinnikov at

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

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last updated on Wednesday, December 03, 2014