Honors & Scholarships

Earn these exclusive awards. 


North Dakota DECA offers scholarships to be presented at the State DECA Career Development Conference in February (Collegiate) and March (High School).

DECA's scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships to high school and college DECA members at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA scholarship program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based.

All senior high school students are encouraged to complete both the scholarship applications and the Marketing Education Honor Award.

The 2022-2023 DECA scholarship application is open until February 1, 2023.


National DECA Scholarships – Collegiate – Due January 13, 2023

National DECA Scholarships – High School – Due January 13, 2023 

North Dakota Scholarships – High School – Due February 1, 2023

Awards & Recognition

Outstanding New Member of the Year

The members who join DECA and jump in to experience every aspect of DECA and help others do the same receive this honor. Each Chapter's nomination are recognized at the State Leadership Conference and one member, chosen by a panel of judges, receives the award.

Advisors from each ND Chapter are able to nominate an Outstanding New Member.



Competitions and Scholarships for Entrepreneurs

Invensis Learning Amount: $500 Application due date: October 1st
Young entrepreneurs studying at a school in the USA, UK, and Australia can apply for the company’s Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Award. MORE INFO

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Amount: $300 - $1,500 Challenge opens: September 15, 2022
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) launches a new set of challenges in the NFTE World Series of Innovation (WSI).
We invite you to think big and submit your ideas to advance the UN Global Goals. The best entries win cash prizes and
anyone between the ages of 13 and 24 is eligible to enter. MORE INFO

WSI Digital Marketing Services Amount: Unspecified Application due date: October 1st
WSI recognizes that many young entrepreneurs are not in the position to make a large franchise investment, so we created
the Young Entrepreneur Start-Up or YES Program, which gives young entrepreneurs the opportunity to run their own business
free of the initial overwhelming start-up costs.

Harvard Business School New Venture Competition Amount: prizes totaling $300,000 Application due date: October 1st
Students enrolled at Harvard University’s business school can apply for this annual business school competition.  MORE INFO

MIT $100K Competition Amount: $100,000; individual awards vary Application due date: October 1st
Spread over three different competitions, entrepreneurs at MIT and in the Greater Boston area receive money to start their ventures.  MORE INFO

Purdue University Competition Amount: $2,500 to $30,000 Application due date: October 1st
The Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition at Purdue provides $100,000 to emerging entrepreneurs each year.  MORE INFO

Tufts University Amount: $100,000; individual amounts vary Application due date: October 1st
The university’s Gordon Institute provides $100,000 each year in venture funding via their business competitions.  MORE INFO


2021-2022 ND DECA Competitive Event Winners

2021-2022 ND DECA Competitive Event Winners

ND Champions! Sharing news, information, and resources to make North Dakota DECA better! Congratulations to the top scorers from the North Dakota Career Development Conference! 150 judges from businesses across the state heard...

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2022-2023 ND Collegiate DECA Competitive Event Winners

2022-2023 ND Collegiate DECA Competitive Event Winners

Collegiate ICDC 2023 Award WinnersNorth Dakota Collegiate DECA 2023 Award WinnersEntrepreneurship Starting a Business1st - Eden Mayer, Jeremiah Wroblewski, Katelyn Trumbauer - University of Mary2nd - Hazem Major - UND3rd - Deidra Flanders - Lake Region State College...

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