The Recognition Program is designed to recognize members, advisors, alumni, educators, health industry partners, and other individuals that have made a significant contribution toward Virginia HOSA.
The following recognition opportunities are currently offered as part of the Virginia HOSA Recognition Program…
Individual Recognition Events
Barbara James Service Award
Healthcare Issues Exam
Chapter Recognition Events
HOSA Service Project
Individuals/chapters that meet the criteria outlined in the event guidelines will be recognized at the State and International Leadership Conference.
Let’s strive to recognize all the outstanding work done by HOSA members across Virginia. Please read the event guidelines at the beginning of the year to plan your activities.
To view the Recognition Event Guidelines, please click here and scroll down to "Recognition Events"
Special Recognition Awards
Nominations Instructions: Use the form linked on this page to submit a nomination for the following special awards.
The nominee (individual or group) has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in promoting HOSA as the pipeline to health professions. This Award recognizes the importance of health industry leadership in working collaboratively to assure a well-qualified health care workforce for the future.
Educational Excellence Award
The nominee (educator or educational agency) has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the educational community at an international, national or state level. The recipient’s vision and support enhance HOSA’s ability to promote career opportunities in health care, thereby helping HOSA members achieve their educational goals.
Distinguished Alumni Service Award
This award is given to an alumni member who has demonstrated remarkable service in the health field to the community and/or to an alumni member who has given back to the organization by being a mentor to future health professionals.
HOSA Hero Award
The HOSA Hero Award recognizes accountable bystanders - HOSA members, alumni and advisors who act and make a difference to save the lives of others. Documentation must include a source to verify heroic action.
HOSA Hall of Fame
The HOSA Hall of Fame recognizes one state advisor, one local advisor, one member, one alumnus or one partner who have rendered outstanding service to HOSA, health and biomedical science education and the health industry
Outstanding State Leader
This award is designed to honor one Outstanding HOSA Leader serving as a current state officer within the state association in recognition of the member’s commitment to HOSA and outstanding leadership. The individual chosen for this award is nominated by the State Office and chosen by the Awards and Scholarship Committee.
Outstanding HOSA Advisor
Any member or other individual affiliated with HOSA may submit an application to nominate a local chapter advisor for the Outstanding HOSA Advisor Award. This award is designed to recognize advisors for the time and effort they expend to provide successful HOSA Chapter activities for their members.
Any Secondary or Postsecondary/Collegiate member in good standing may submit an application for the Virginia HOSA Scholarship Program. Each year, Virginia HOSA will award at least one scholarship to a HOSA member continuing their efforts to become a future health professional through pursuing a health-related degree. Additional scholarships may also be offered each year with the sponsorships of various health industry partners of Virginia HOSA.
Special Awards Nomination Form