Investing in MSBO Members Scholarships

The purpose of the Investing in MSBO Members Scholarship program is to provide opportunities for professional development to MSBO members currently employed in school business to improve their skills and competencies in school business management.

The scholarship program includes:

  • Multiple Business Manager Academy (BMA) scholarships (click here for more details on the BMA). Applications closed.  
  • Six scholarships for the 2023 MSBO Introduction to School Business Conference.
  • Four Certification Track scholarships. A total of four Certification Track scholarships (one for each track) are randomly selected from applications submitted for each of the following certification track categories:  Business Office, Pupil Accounting, Support Services and Other.
  • Two scholarships for attendance to ASBO International’s Annual Conference & Expo in National Harbor, Maryland. Applications closed. 


Introduction to School Business

The Introduction to School Business Conference provides an overview of school business operations with a focus on several key areas. It is also a great way for you to begin your certification program with MSBO.

Download the scholarship application.


Certification Track Scholarships

A total of four Certification Track scholarships are available – one scholarship randomly selected from each of the following certification track categories:  Business Office, Pupil Accounting, Support Services and Other. An MSBO member can only be awarded a scholarship for one certification track. Those members that have already started in a certification track are eligible for a scholarship. (This scholarship is not for certification renewal.) Scholarships do not include certification classes offered by other organizations. Expenses for travel, meals, or accommodations are not included in the scholarships.

Download the scholarship application.


ASBO International Annual Conference & Expo

ASBO International’s Annual Conference & Expo brings together nearly 1,000 school business leaders worldwide for engaging professional development and educational sessions covering timely issues that impact school finance, countless networking opportunities, and the latest products and services in school business. The scholarship application has closed for 2023.


Business Manager Academy Scholarships

MSBO has partnered with skilled past and present business managers to share their knowledge and experience in school finance. The Academy is designed for those who want to gain in-depth, practical, “hands-on” working knowledge in school finance. Coupled with individual mentoring opportunities, the program will assist participants in their positions, and as part of an overall school district administrative team. The 2023-24 BMA begins August 2023 and runs through June 2024. Scholarship applications have closed for 2023-24.

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