Goodheart-Willcox Outstanding Service Award

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher strongly believes in the HOSA mission and is honored to be a partner in educating and training today’s young people to be tomorrow’s health professionals. As a result, Goodheart-Willcox will recognize three local HOSA chapter advisors, one from each HOSA region, who have made outstanding contributions of local, regional, state and/or national significance to the promotion, development, and progress of HOSA–Future Health Professionals with an unrestricted cash award of $2,000 each. State advisors are invited to nominate one nominee from their state using the following criteria.

Nomination Deadline: April April 12, 2019
Application Deadline: April 29, 2019


  1. Each state association may nominate one advisor for the regional award. State associations will determine their process for selecting one nominee to complete the online application.
  2. State advisors will notify HOSA of the candidate’s name and email address before April 12. 
    Click here to nominate an advisor.
  3. State advisors will share the online application form link with nominees for completion by April 29 deadline. 
    Click here for application.
  4. Applicants will receive a confirmation email message when the completed application is submitted.  
  5. On or before May 9, finalists will be notified and asked to submit additional information by May 17 to include two letters of support, a one-page resume and a photo.  
  6. This special recognition award does NOT replace the annual HOSA Local Advisor Recognition at the ILC for one middle school, HOSA advisor secondary HOSA advisor and one postsecondary/collegiate advisor representing each state association.  

Candidates are current HOSA advisors and selected on the following award criteria:

  • Exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective HOSA chapters and student involvement in the classroom and school and/or state and national organizations;
  • Exemplary HOSA accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide models of excellence for other HOSA advisors and members;
  • Individuals whose contributions to HOSA are worthy of the spotlight;
  • Offer strong long-range potential for professional leadership; and
  • Engage and inspire HOSA presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues and the community.  


Application Form Requirements  

  1. Name, E-mail address, School, School Address Information
  2. Number of years in current position
  3. Number of years of service as a HOSA advisor
  4. Description of HOSA accomplishments, achievements, contributions, and involvement (This list should describe activities at local, regional, state, and/or national levels; chapter and member activities within the school and community, and partnership development.) Maximum 25 entries: chronological list
  5. What would students say about you? Maximum 250 words
  6. What are your greatest assets as a leader of future health professionals? Share your personal story. Maximum 250 words


All applications must be received electronically through the online form process by the April 29  deadline.  Award finalists will be contacted before May 9 final deadline to submit additional information.

  1. Two letters of support:
    • One letter (maximum one page; either the advisor's school administrator or superintendent)
    • One letter (maximum of one page; from any of the following: business, educational or civic leader) The letter may not be from the State Advisor. 
  2. Resume: limited to one page  
  3. Photo: Digital, high resolution (at least 300 dpi), and submitted in .jpg format. Files 2MB or larger are preferred. (The photograph will be used for publicity purposes only.)  
  4. Finalists must attend the HOSA 2019 International Leadership Conference. Awards will be presented to winners at the Recognition Session, Friday, June 21 in Orlando, FL.

Goodheart-Willcox has long been a leading publisher of instructional materials and digital resources for career and technical education, and is fast becoming a leader in health science education, including textbook programs for anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, introduction to health sciences and medical law and professional ethics. Goodheart-Willcox is extremely proud to support HOSA chapter advisors by sponsoring the HOSA Outstanding Service Awards program.