New York State DECA offers scholarships for high school DECA members who will be attending the New York DECA State Career Conference. The scholarship will cover the student’s hotel and registration costs at the quad rate. 

To apply for the scholarship, the student must complete the application below and submit all supporting documentation by the deadline. 

The home district advisor(s) for the student(s) chosen for the scholarship will be informed on about January 23, 2023.

The New York State DECA Board of Trustees attending the January Board Meeting will make scholarship decisions. Decisions will be based upon both financial need as well as the completed application.


The following documents must be uploaded to the form below by the deadline in order to be considered for the scholarship:

1. Scholarship application
2. A 2-page statement written by the student explaining his/her current involvement in DECA and how they see the organization helping them in the future.
3. A statement regarding the student’s financial need on school letterhead from a school counselor/administrator (NOT the DECA advisor). 


Late applications will not be accepted. 

The original copy of the statement from a guidance counselor/school administrator must also be mailed in a sealed envelope, affixed with the school seal to:

Mitchell Beresa
222 East 93rd Street, 33E,
New York, NY 10128

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mitchell Beresa at [email protected]

Please be assured that all information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence by the Board of Trustees.

Do not wait until after your Regional program to apply. If you believe you have a student that qualifies and might be attending SCC it is better to submit the application on time rather than have the student miss out on the award!