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Officer Packets: New procedures will be in place for officer elections this year   
Regional President Election Packet
State Officer Election Packet
National Officer Election Packet
Note: Students will run to represent Texas as one of our two candidates at the National Leadership Conference.
**State and National Deadlines UPDATE**
Officer Packets - Due by February 1, 2021
Officer Speeches - Due by February 8, 2021
Interviews and Final Speeches - By appointment February 13-20, 2021
Online Officer Test - Scheduled February 20-26, 2021


Texas Intern Program
Since our State Leadership Conference will be held virtually this year, our Texas Intern Program will be ready for you to lead next year. We look forward to serving with you.

Torch Awards Program

Looking for a way to track your community service and leadership activities in high school? Using the Torch Awards program, you can document your activities and service and be recognized for your contributions to your community through BPA Torch Awards. Submit your activities to be approved by your advisor. Deadline for the Statesman Torch Award is February 10. Deadline for the Ambassador Torch Award is April 1. Submit early! Access your Torch Resume by going online and logging in to members.bpa.org


Texas BPA Scholarships

There are 26 Texas BPA scholarships. The applicant with the highest score of all the entries will receive the "Mildred Woerndel Scholarship" worth $2,500.00 1 - Mildred Woerndel - $2,500.00 scholarship
1 - Vickie Thomas - $2,000.00 scholarship
2 - $1,500.00 scholarships
7 - $1,000.00 scholarships
10 - $750.00 scholarships
4 - $500.00 scholarships


The above titled scholarships are named after two former teachers and pillars in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) community. Due to their dedication and contributions to the success of Texas BPA, these scholarships are named in their honor.  

Mildred Woerndel shared a love of teaching and for Business Professionals of America that spanned across the state and national levels. She taught at Seguin High School for 43 years, where she was a Business Professionals of America chapter advisor. She also served as the area advisor for her region and served on the Texas State BPA Board of Directors as the Secondary Advisory Committee Chair and the Area 3 Advisor representative. She also served on the National Business Professionals of America Board of Trustees. Ms. Woerndel passed away on January 20, 2016. She was a BPA legend and mentored many students and advisors over the years. Her passion was for youth to have opportunities through BPA and we are proud to offer this scholarship in her honor.






Vickie Thomas has been recognized with the BPA Lifetime Dedication Award. She has positively affected thousands of students and advisor not only within her home state of Texas, but across the country by committing herself to building and growing many programs, services and events. She has participated in many of the organization's milestones, including the evolution of the organizations from the Office Education Association (OEA) into what is now Business Professionals of America (BPA). She worked in Houston ISD, served as the State Advisor for Texas for ten years and retired as the Assistant Director of Education at the National Center for Business Professionals of America. Vicki Thomas exemplifies BPA leadership and integrity.







1. Applicants must currently be a paid State and National member of BPA
2. Applicants must be a graduating senior planning to continue his/her education
3. Applicants must have participated in a BPA competition (Regional, State or National)
4. Application must be completely submitted to the Texas BPA Scholarship Email by Monday, February 1, 2021, 11:59pm CST. (texasbpascholarshipsubmission@gmail.com)

Application Process:
Download the 2021 Texas BPA Scholarship Application

Email all documents combined as "One" PDF file

Submit the 2021 Texas BPA Scholarship Application with completed packet to the email address:

Incomplete packets and packets received after the deadline will not be accepted.


of score



Should include (but not limited to)



Must be completed and typed with original signatures


Letter of Intent

Use Style & Reference Manual Personal Business Letter format; incorporate how BPA has made a difference in your life (No points will be awarded if not in-line with the style and reference manual)



Complete heading (Include-phone # & email address); Objective with Educational Career Goals (name of college or university and major or minor); Education; Work Experience (if applicable); BPA Activities (Include-competitions); Community Service; and Honor and Awards - this is for current experience, please keep to 1 page




Must include 1st semester of senior year

(will be looking for rigor of course work and overall placement in graduating class)


Letter of


From someone other than BPA Advisor with original signature (i.e., counselor, employer, principal, coach, church, etc.);

(will be looking for character, academics, and extracurricular activities)

100 Total Possible Points

The top 28 scores based on the above guidelines will be notified for an interview. This interview will be an additional 100 points of the total score, and scholarship monies will be awarded to the top 26 applicants. Not all students interviewed will be awarded scholarship monies.

Interview Process
Interviews will take place during the month of February 2021.
The top 28 chosen will be notified for an interview. The actual interview will be a Virtual Interview. Recipients will dress for success and answer set questions by the Interview Board. Interview score will be added to application process score.

The top 25 will qualify for the scholarship awards listed above and notified at the Awards Ceremony at the BPA State Leadership Conference. A certificate will be issued at this time in lieu of the actual check.

Receipt of Scholarship
Recipients must follow the directions below to receive the scholarship:
• 2021 Scholarship required documentation must be post-marked by January 14, 2022 to receive scholarship.
• Provide an official registration from the post-secondary school. The receipt must provide recipients complete name, address, and student ID number.
• An on-line generated registration confirmation printout will not be allowed.
• A check will be issued and sent via certified mail by the treasurer when all requirements are met.

Send scholarship questions to: