Ohio HOSA, Inc.

Phone: 614-638-5501
Ohio HOSA Weekly Newsletter
In This Issue

John & Wales Scholarships

Ohio HOSA Scholarships

Service Learning Program Opportunity

Membership Deadline

Regional Competitive Events Sign Up Open

2020-21 State Officer Application Available
Welcome to Health Professions Week!

This issue has many new awards announcements. Please read the below opportunities for your students and the chapter.

"Making a difference, one heartbeat at a time" was the theme selected by the delegates. The winning theme was submitted by Tolles Career & Technical Center.

The delegates selected the pin design submitted by Xenia High School - Greene County Career Center. The design has been sent to the pin company for professional design details. A photo of the design will be shared in the next few weeks.

Have a great week and we encourage you to review the upcoming deadlines and opportunities for your members.

Jim Scott, Ohio HOSA State Advisor 

December 12, 2019
Competitive Events Committee Meeting

December 20, 2019
2020-21 State Officer Intent to Serve Forms Due

January 1, 2020
First Semester Membership Deadline

January 5, 2020
Regions 1,2,3,6,7 Competitive Events Close
Johnson & Wales Competitive Event Scholarships
Johnson & Wales University is pleased to provide scholarships for the top 3 finishers in several Ohio HOSA competitive event categories at the state level for 2019-2020. First place will be awarded $1,000, second place will be awarded $750, and third place will be awarded $500. These amounts are renewable for up to four years, making their total valuation $4,000, $3,000, and $2,000.
This year, they are pleased to provide scholarships for students competing in the following events:

* Sports Medicine
* HOSA Bowl
* Biomedical Lab Science
* Health Education
* Public Health

Each member of the team events will be awarded a scholarship in the amount listed above.
Ohio HOSA Scholarships
The Ohio HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors voted to again sponsor 2- $1,000 college scholarships for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in the healthcare field upon graduation from high school. Click on the below button to access the application. Applications are to be submitted by mail, postmarked no later than XXXX. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Awardees must attend the State Leadership Conference.
Peer To Peer Safety Program
Is your chapter looking for a service learning and leadership development opportunity? During our Fall Leadership Program we were pleased to have an exhibitor from Texas A & M Transportation Institute share an opportunity for local chapters to conduct a free program called "Teens in the Driver Seat".

The Institute is looking for 4-5 Ohio HOSA chapters to participate in the program. If you have a desire to increase student safe driving habits perhaps this is the program for your chapter. There is no cost and the Institute will award a $1,250 travel stipend to a chapter who is able to attend their institute. Click on the below button to access more details.
Important Reminder: Membership Dues
Affiliation applications for state and national levels must be submitted to National HOSA no later than January 1 if the student is enrolled in the fall semester; spring enrollees must be affiliated by March 1 or within thirty (30) days of the beginning of a program initiated during the spring semester. Dues must be paid prior to competing in regional competitions. 
Note: There are only 4 weeks left until the Christmas Holiday Break. Be certain to sign up your members before the holidays.
Regional Events Sign Up
It is time to begin registering your students for regional competitions. Please note the closing date for registering for your respective regional events. Attached is a listing of the schools that comprise each region. We continue to have new chapters each year added to our association. If your chapter is not listed on the attachment please excuse the oversight and contact the State Advisor to find out your region.

Sign Up Closes for:
Region 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7: January 5, 2020
Region 4, 5: February 1, 2020

Note: Please observe the above deadlines in order to allow ample time for planning, organizing and securing supplies for your regional event.

Who can compete? Any HOSA member who has affiliated and dues are paid by January 1, 2020.

How many events can a member compete in? Members may compete in one team or individual competitive event.

How many competitors may a chapter have? Each chapter is allowed to enter up to three individuals in individual events and up to three teams in team events.

Questions about the location and schedule should be directed to your regional captain.

Direct all questions regarding eligibility, registration, and guidelines to the State Advisor.

2020-21 State Officer Application Process
Do you have members who are ready to lead Ohio HOSA?

Ohio HOSA is looking for members who are ready to provide leadership at the state level and serve as a member of the 2020-21 State Officer Team. Click on the below buttons to access the required forms and share with your members.

Key dates include:
December 20, 2019 - Intent to Serve Form mailed to the State Advisor
January 23, 2020 - State Officer Application and the local Advisor Recommendation Form mailed to the State Advisor
February 29, 2020 - State Officer Interviews, Columbus

Specific details, expectations, and a calendar of event dates for 2020-21 school year are enclosed in the below attachments. Please contact me as questions may arise.
Send an email to Jim Scott to sign up another teacher or your administrators that may benefit from this weekly newsletter.
Ohio HOSA, Inc.

Phone: 614-638-5501