Nominations are now open for the 2019 Greater Phoenix Students of the Year program, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual service leadership and scholarship initiative for Valley high school students. The program offers students the opportunity to participate in a seven-week campaign to raise funds to help beat cancer while learning about the spirit of philanthropy and community involvement from established community leaders.

Candidates must be students enrolled in an Arizona public or private high school, grades 9-12.  Candidates are nominated, typically by a parent, family friend, teacher or their principal or guidance counselor, however, they can also self-nominate. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30.

The fourth-annual competition kicks off Jan. 11, 2019 and culminates in a Grand Finale celebration on March 2 at the Phoenix Zoo. The student(s) who raises the most funds within those seven weeks earn the title of Student of the Year and a $2,500 scholarship to the college/university of their choice. The campaign also provides recognition in local media, as well as letters of recommendation for the students.

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