2019 General Conference Information

Registration will open, December 5, 2018 through February 10, 2019

Registration fee is $85
Registration is open to all Students, Advisors who are members of HOSA for the 2018-19 school year as well as Alumni, Chaperones and other Professionals.

Who may compete?
Any registered HOSA member in good standing.
Students may compete in ONLY ONE COMPETITIVE EVENT and/or may compete in one or more Recognition Event(s).

Read your Competitive Event Guidelines

You may register up to 3 students/teams per school per event, except for Health Career Display, and that event has a maximum of 2 teams per school.

Events NOT offered, Parliamentary Procedure, Dental Science, or Clinical Nursing.

All conference competitors MUST follow the Conference Dress Code.

2020 Conference Hotel Information

State Leadership Conference Registration Process

Click on the link below for registration instructions. Includes the registration process, all forms needed for the conference and payment information.

Step-by-Step-Registration-Guide

 

2020 Conference FORMS, PHOTOS and OPTIONS

2020 Other Conference Information (Scholarships, Officer Applications & Reminders)

OPENING/GENERAL SESSIONS:

  • The general sessions will begin at TBD pm, Sunday, March 22nd.
  • Attire for opening sessions is HOSA uniform or black or Navy suit with white shirt. Navy or black closed toe shoes. Please see the dress code for any questions.
  • Students not dressed properly will be turned away and not allowed on stage for any awards they may receive. Advisors should dress professionally.

AWARDS CEREMONY:

  • Awards ceremony will be Tuesday, March 24th at TBD pm
  • Invite family, friends, and other interested individuals to show support for your SC HOSA students.
  • There is no charge to attend the awards ceremony.
  • HOSA members are required to wear conference t-shirts and black, blue or khaki slacks (no jeans, no denim, no shorts & no capris), with comfortable closed toed shoes (no flip flops or sandals) to the awards ceremony.
  • A complete dress code can be found here, dress code

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

We will begin accepting applications December 5, 2019 through February 10, 2020.

  • SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE/DIRECTIONS 
  •  SC HOSA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
    • The application should be completed and submitted electronically.
    • Mailed or faxed submissions will not be accepted.
    • ***NOTE: Please REVIEW the application requirements carefully to ensure all qualifications are met before submitting your scholarship application.
  • Scholarship letter references must be submitted by the reference letter writer through this link.
  • Deadline for submissions is February 10, 2020. After this date scholarship applications will not be accepted.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Wilson, schosa1@sc.rr.com

STATE OFFICER APPLICATIONS

We will begin accepting applications December 5, 2019 through February 10, 2020.

  • The Officer Application and instructions may be found here:
    • STATE OFFICER APPLICATION GUIDE/DIRECTIONS 
    • STATE OFFICER APPLICATION  
    • The application should be completed and submitted electronically.
    • Faxed and mailed information will NOT be accepted.
    • Read the requirements carefully and recommend only qualified students.
    • Deadline for Officer application is, February 10th.  After this date, applications will NOT be accepted.
    • Officer Candidate letter references must be submitted by the reference letter writer through this link
    • Officer candidate interviews will be held on Wednesday, March 4, at the SC Department of Education in Columbia. Officer candidates and advisors will be contacted regarding interview time and room location.
    • Questions regarding the Officer Application should be directed to Angel Clark, SC HOSA State Director, aclark@ed.sc.gov or Amanda Wilson, schosa1@sc.rr.com

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

The Student Eligibility form for specified events:

  • Life Support Skills
  • Personal Care
  • Speaking Skills
  • Interviewing Skills

MUST be uploaded into  TALLO  by Monday, March 10th.

REMINDERS:

  • 2020 Competitive Event Information and Guidelines
  • For all written tests, competitors must bring a pencil.
  • Competitors must bring all items noted with *** in the materials section of the guidelines for each event.
  • Study materials are permitted in event holding rooms, on buses, and in similar locations, but are not to be used during competition.
  • The HOSA Code of Conduct must be followed at all times by advisors and students
  • All phones should be in the off position during competitions, general sessions and awards sessions.
  • Only two teams per school may participate in Health Career Displays.
  • Competitors for Job Seeking and Interviewing Skills will fill out an application Sunday evening in room designated on final agenda (see the schosa.org website for the up to date copy). Competitor will submit cover letter and resume on TALLO.
  • Deadline for Barbara James & National Service Project online verification for state conference recognition is February 24, 2020, to be recognized in the printed conference program.  Late entries will be accepted until March 10th, however, will not be in the printed conference program. You may continue to log hours for national recognition.