Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I nominate a candidate? May I nominate myself?

Simply visit the Nominate a Candidate page and follow the directions. Self-nominations are welcome. Someone from LLS will get back to you to discuss the nominee's qualifications for Students of the Year. If you're not ready to nominate someone but would like more information, please email 

How and when can I donate to someone's campaign?

Donations to a candidate's campaign may begin on the day of Kickoff. Just click on the Donate button and follow the instructions to find a candidate's fundraising page. If you prefer not to donate online, you may also write a check payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and give/mail it directly to the participant (be sure to add your candidate's name and "Students of the Year" to the memo line so they'll receive credit for your donation).

How is the money raised through Students of the Year campaign used?

Funds raised from the Students of the Year campaign help find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.

  • LLS funds research to advance breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients.
  • LLS is the leading source of free blood cancer information, education and patient support.
  • LLS is the voice for blood cancer patients and survivors today.

Learn about The Children's Initiative, a global effort to raise $100 million over the next five years to advance collaborative research, treatments, and support for children's blood cancers.

May I participate in Students of the Year without actually being a candidate?

Yes. There are a number of ways for people to participate in the campaign without being a candidate. You can join a candidate's campaign team as a fundraising team member, or by nominating a candidates.  Companies or businesses can partner with local campaigns or candidate teams by sponsoring unique components of the campaign.  To see more about these opportunities, click on the Get Involved button at the top of this page.

How can I find out more information about Students of the Year in my area?

Use the Find A Campaign button above to visit your local campaign website for more information or simply email