Torch Awards Program
The Business Professionals of America Torch Awards Program is designed to promote professionalism and leadership in both career development and personal growth.
Students complete activities in the seven Torch categories: Leadership; Service; Cooperation; Knowledge; Friendship; Love, Hope, Faith; and Patriotism – then log their activities in an online Torch Résumé.
Each activity is worth 5, 10, 15, or 20 points. When a student achieves a certain number of points for each category, the résumé can be submitted online to be reviewed for recognition. All students completing a satisfactory résumé will earn either an Executive, Diplomat, Statesman or Ambassador Torch Award certificate.
This not only translates into Torch Awards points, but also key contact with members of the community. Publicity, contact with business leaders, increased self-confidence, awareness of the importance of service, and activities to add to the résumé and scholarship applications are just a few things that participation in the Torch Awards Program can do for both the chapter and members.
Starting the Torch Awards Program in your chapter can be a little intimidating. There are deadlines to meet and a lengthy resume to fill out. But, with a little organization and some helpful tips, the chapter can be on the road to success quickly. In many cases, chapters are already doing activities that qualify for Torch Awards Points.
Visit https://bpa.org/torch-awards/ to download the Torch Awards Handbook, view a torch awards training PowerPoint, read the frequently asked questions, and to access the online system to start working on the résumés.
Statesman resubmission for corrections only