Members not only network and compete with students from across the nation, they have opportunities to participate in programs designed for personal and career development. Outstanding members and chapters are also recognized for active participation and involvement in these programs.
Both California and National FBLA-PBL offer a number of programs for chapter and individual member recognition, scholarships for travel and education, and opportunities which include state and regional positions, grants, and internships. Click the links below to learn more.
Questions pertaining to programs and opportunities may be addressed to Cynthia Bernal, Director of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is your chance to prove your abilities and become the leading chapter in California.
The Next Top Chapter (NTC) is a program providing opportunities for local chapters to be recognized and honored for their year of hardwork and dedication. This chapter recognition program meant to not only measure your chapter’s productivity, but also serve as an outline for a chapter program of work and for the local chapter annual business report. There will be three award levels: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. These levels will be determined based on total points. The winners will be recognized at the State Business Leadership Conference. Winners receive a monetary award and are considered for California PBL Gold Seal Chapter.
The following document must be filled out and submitted by e-mail to email@example.com by 11:59PM on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
The Next Top Leaders Program is an ndividual recognition program designed to give first-time and returning members general knowledge of the organization while engaging them in local, state, and national activities. Through this program, local chapters will be able to promote membership retention and leadership development. Participants will gain basic knowledge and involvement of PBL while contributing to their own personal growth. Individuals who have completed the program will be recognized at the State Business Leadership Conference. If applying for the California PBL State Business Leadership Conference Scholarship, completion of this program is highly recommended.
Individual participants must send their submission to firstname.lastname@example.org and their local chapter representative by 11:59pm on March 15, 2017. Submissions should include the participant’s name, chapter, and the following items:
Member of the Month recognizes California PBL members who have made a significant, positive contribution to the development of their local chapter. Recognition will be awarded based on the chapter’s discretion. Individual members from each chapter will be featured at the beginning of the following month on the California PBL website and Facebook page. Additionally, all Member of Month recipients will be recognized at the State Business Leadership Conference.
Submit all related materials through this form by 11:59 PM on the last day of each month.
California PBL Spotlight is a chapter program designed to bridge the gap between local chapters and the state. It updates the entire California PBL community on what local chapters and the state team are doing and invites chapters to state events. Local Chapters will be featured on the California PBL website and Facebook page. Our monthly newsletters will also be sent out at the beginning of each month to all of California PBL.
Participants must send their submission to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org and their local chapter representative by 11:59pm on the last day of each month.
Submissions should include the Local Chapter name and the following items:
This scholarship recognizes outstanding members of California PBL who have demonstrated a passion for the organization’s motto of “Service, Education, and Progress.” California PBL is pleased at the opportunity to recognize our leaders who have taken the initiative to better themselves through the organization.
Scholarship Amount: up to $600 cash award
Eligibility: Open to dues-paid members registered for the State Business Leadership Conference
Application Deadline: March, 2017 (specific date TBD)
Application Procedure: see details in the application.
This scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding PBL members for their activity and involvement in the association. The number of scholarships given depends on yearly contributions to the PBL scholarship fund.
Scholarship Amount: Minimum of $500
Eligibility: Open to PBL members who plan to continue pursuing a postsecondary or postgraduate education. Applicants must be dues-paid members of PBL. PBL members must have achieved the Executive or President level of the CMAP program.
Application Deadline: April 1st of every year
Application Procedure: Each application must be accompanied by a one-page cover letter summarizing PBL, business, leadership, and community activities; a resume outlining PBL activities, educational achievements, etc.; and two letters of recommendation, one from a chapter adviser and the other from a business/community leader. Applications must meet all of the criteria to be considered.
The PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC)/Institute for Leaders (IFL) Scholarship is a program funded through the diversion of $1 of each member’s national dues. The purpose of the scholarship is to award outstanding PBL members with scholarships that serve as leadership investments to assist members in attending the NLC or the IFL, which is held in conjunction with the NLC each year.
Scholarship Amount: The NLC Scholarship amount will be $400 and the IFL Scholarship will be $115.
Eligibility: Members who wish to be considered for a PBL NLC or IFL scholarship must be on record as having paid local, state, and national dues by April 15 and submit an application and accompanying materials by April 15 to the national center.
Application Deadline: April 15th of every year
Application Procedure: Submit the application form and three (3) copies of the following information in one manila file folder:
The Hollis and Kitty Guy Award recognizes outstanding local chapters that have actively participated in projects and programs identified with the goals of FBLA-PBL. California PBL nominates two (2) of its local chapters immediately following the State Business Leadership Conference to be recognized at the National Leadership Conference. Selection is based on chapter participation in the Next Top Chapter (NTC) Program and submission of a Local Chapter Annual Business Report for state competition.
The President’s Award recognizes members who have shown superior leadership and dedication to California PBL. The State President shall select those who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the state chapter. These members will be awarded by the State President at the Awards of Excellence ceremony at the State Business Leadership Conference.
California PBL helps chapters honor their most outstanding member and leader who has made a difference in their local program. Nominees are listed in the conference program and honored at the Awards Dinner. Additionally, one honoree from the state chapter will be selected for national recognition.
Submit the nomination form with the SBLC Registration Worksheet to ensure recognition for your nominee.
Please note that the following is only a selection of programs available. For a more comprehensive list, please refer to your chapter’s Chapter Management Handbook provided by National Headquarters.