Regional Website: Shenandoah FBLAState Website: Virginia FBLANational Website: FBLA-PBLACTE Outstanding Business Education Student AwardSecondary students must be nominated by a member of ACTE (teacher-adviser) and be a local / state / national student member of Future Business Leaders of America. This award is designed to recognized secondary studentswho have demonstrated leadership potential through enrollment in business courses and involvement in career & technical student organization activities, as well as the school and community. Click here for additional information and requirements. Applications must be submitted by October 20, 2013.Junior Achievement Essay ContestJunior Achievement of Greater Washington is pleased to offer the 2013 Junior Achievement Essay Competition, sponsored by David M. Rubenstein. This fall, 9th - 12th grade students from Greater Washington are invited to submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay on the topic, "Which will do more to improve life in the United States over the next decade, business entrepreneurs or social entrepreneurs? Why?" This essay contest offers the following awards: one $20,000 grand prize scholarship, three $10,000 scholarships for Virginia students, and three $6,000 grants for schools. The deadline for submission is November 6, 2013. Visit the website for more information.Virginia Business Education Assocation (VBEA) High School Senior ScholarshipVBEA awards the Anne Rowe Student Scholarship to a high school senior enrolled in a business class (Business Law, Business Management, DMWT, Advanced DMWT, Accounting, or Advanced Accounting). The applicant must be planning to attend a post-secondary school to major in business. Applicants should download the scholarship guidelines here. Application materials are due by March 1, 2014.Knowledge Matters, the maker of Virtual Business simulations, offers an annual Virtual Business Scholarship for high school business, marketing and personal finance students currently enrolled in their junior and senior years of high school. The scholarship applications will be judged nationally and the winner will receive $2,000.To be eligible for nomination by their teachers, students must exhibit excellence in business, marketing or personal finance classes and show interest and accomplishment in the use of technologies in these subjects. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2014 and the final selection will be made by an independent panel of judges. This application requires a teacher nomination and a brief statement from the student. Visit the Knowledge Matters website for more information.