If you are a student at one of our participating schools, this is your guide on how to take advantage of all that
The Challenge Program, Inc. and your business partner offers you!

TCP Awards

Community Service Award Forbes Road CTC

The Challenge Program, Inc. strives to positively affect students’ behavior, attitude, and grades. Each year, TCP rewards 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students from each participating school with $200 financial incentives in five categories. Students do not have to apply for awards, here’s how it works:

  • 10th, 11th and 12th grade students at our participating schools are eligible
  • Students work toward any or all award categories
  • A drawing is held to select an award recipient

Seniors compete from the 1st marking period to the end of the 3rd marking period and will receive their awards during their school’s senior awards programming prior to graduation.

Sophmores and Juniors compete from the 1st marking period to the end of the 4th marking period and will receive their awards during the fall of the next school year.

Academic Excellence

Students in the top 10% with the highest overall GPA from the beginning to the end of the current school term are eligible for the academic excellence award.

Academic Improvement

The upper 10% of students with the greatest increase in their GPA from the previous year ending to the current year ending, regardless of their beginning GPA, are eligible for the academic improvement award. This award gives struggling students an opportunity to improve their habits and their grades.


This award is given to students with zero absences. If there are no students in a grade with zero absences, students with the least number of absences in accordance with their school’s absentee policy are eligible for the attendance award.

Due to this year’s unusual circumstances, TCP defers policies and criteria for attendance to educators.

Community Service

Students who submit community service hours signed by the organization or individual for whom service was provided to the appointed faculty member are eligible for the community service award.


The student who is ranked #1 student in a high school’s specific curriculum for science, technology, engineering, or math (introductory, intermediate, advanced, college, or honors).
#1 ranked student in an AVTS/CTC’s curriculum that involves science, technology, engineering or math (cosmetology, graphic arts, construction, carpentry, IT, healthcare tracks just to name a few).

Student of the Year Competition

Why Not You? Why Not Now?

2019 Student of the Year

The Challenge Program, Inc. knows that 2020 has been challenging for students. We hope that having our program in your school has helped you remain focused on achieving your best. You deserve an opportunity for something amazing! Why can’t you be Student of the Year? Fill out the survey before March 3, 2021 at 11:45 p.m. for a chance to be TCP’s 2021 Student of the Year and win up to $1,500 in cold hard cash.

Click here to see how The Challenge Program, Inc. changed the mindset and future of 2020 Student of the Year Gracie Hartle.

Become a Student Influencer!

TCP student influencers

Our student influencers are a group of students who are passionate about TCP and what we do! Their objectives include promoting the program to their fellow students, creating content for TCP’s social media and providing TCP key insight on behalf of the students!


Take a photo with a TCP banner in your school or, if you won a TCP award, pose with that and post it on social media using #TCPLookAtMe and we may feature you on our social media or site!

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Submit a Thank You Note

If snail mail isn’t your thing, we gotcha covered. Submit your thank you note to the TCP staff or your school’s business partner below!