About Students of the Year

Students of the Year is a seven-week philanthropic leadership development program during which students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest nonprofit fighting blood cancer.  The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidates in each community who raises the most funds during the competition. 

We call on those strong enough to fight for others.


How It Works

Seven-Week fundraising competition benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Candidates or co-Candidates (up to 3) lead multigenerational fundraising teams.

Participants fundraise in honor of a young, local blood cancer patient.  

Title Student(s) of the Year is awarded at the culminating Grand Finale Celebration.

Why Participate?

Foster skills like networking, financial planning, and public speaking to help you stand out among your peers.


Be a part of the generation that puts an end to cancer. Provide a monumental impact in the fight. 


Gain exposure for your team, your school, and your community to help create awareness for cancer research funding.


Screen%20Shot%202018-06-05%20at%202.29.32%20PM.pngAre you the next Student of the Year?

Find out if you have what it takes to become a Student of the Year candidate. Run as a single candidate or sign up with 1 or 2 other co-candidates to increase the size and reach of your campaign. 

Become a Candidate