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Scholarship Programs


The WASBO Scholarship Program was established in 1993, to assist WASBO members in furthering their education in the areas of school business management. Each year at the WASBO Annual Conference, members donate items to the Scholarship Raffle and Silent Auction. These proceeds are combined with donations from Partner and Vendor Sponsorships and used to fund scholarships for WASBO members.The scholarship funds are managed by the Board of Directors to assure maximum benefit to members.

Scholarship-eligible items

  • WASBO Workshop Registration

  • WASBO Class Tuition (20 or 30 contact hours)

  • WASBO Annual Conference Registration (does not include the membership fee)

  • WASBO Business Managers Conference Registration 


guidelines and requirements

Members may apply for more than one scholarship at a time. Separate applications are required for each scholarship request. Members may also continue to apply for scholarships after receiving scholarships. No scholarship award shall exceed $500.00 in one year. Scholarships are awarded based on need, WASBO involvement and prior WASBO training participation. Applicants who have received previous scholarship funds will be required to demonstrate successful completion of the trainings covered by the most recent award. Board discretion will be utilized regarding approval/denial of future scholarships for those who fail classes or are no-shows at events.

WASBO reserves the right to deny a scholarship in any given category in any given year pending quality of the application, availability of funds, etc. Depending on the number of scholarship applications, full or partial scholarships may be awarded. Districts may be limited to number of scholarships awarded based on Board review and scholarship funds available.

For attendance at the Annual Conference only, special consideration will be given to school districts with recent levy failures, and applicants should identify themselves accordingly.  Scholarships are awarded for the Annual Conference registration fee only. Membership dues that are included with the registration fee will have to be paid by the member prior to the conference.

Scholarship recipients are required to attend all workshop sessions. Once scholarship funds are awarded, the recipient must have membership dues paid in full prior to the Annual Conference.

Since many WASBO events have wait lists, scholarship recipients are expected to give 30 days’ notice if they are unable to attend the event.


WASBO members are eligible for scholarships. Current board members serving on the selection committee are ineligible for scholarships.


Complete the scholarship application and email to admin@wasbo.orgUpon receipt, the application will be forwarded to the WASBO Board of Directors for review.




The WASBO Peak Partner Membership Scholarship Program was established in 2019, to assist individuals with careers in school business gain access to the resources and professional development opportunities available through WASBO membership. The funds for these scholarships are provided by WASBO Peak Partners, $500 per region per fiscal year.


  • Recipients are able to use this scholarship for an annual membership fee.

  • Scholarships awarded shall not exceed $175 per recipient in a single fiscal year (July 1- June 30).

  • Scholarship award priority will go to first time WASBO members and individuals working toward WASBO certifications.

  • Applicants who are not first time WASBO members and are not currently working on a WASBO certification are still eligible for a membership scholarship. They must submit a letter from their
    supervisor to confirm the district's inability to pay the $175 annual membership fee.


Each candidate must submit an application. Membership scholarships may be submitted throughout the year, and awarded memberships will run through the remainder of the current fiscal year (July 1-June 30). WASBO reserves the right not to award a membership scholarship in any given year pending quality of the application, availability of funds, etc. Membership scholarships are limited to seventeen (17) memberships per region per fiscal year. The WASBO staff will screen and select scholarship awards with the use of a rubric. Applicants will be scored based on their responses to the application questions and their letters of support from their current supervisors (if applicable). All scholarships will be remitted directly to WASBO and the new membership will be set up in the recipient's name. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, creed, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or the presence of any handicap.


Anyone can apply, both first time members as well as past/current members. Current board members are ineligible for scholarships.


Complete the scholarship application and email to admin@wasbo.orgUpon receipt, the application will be reviewed by WASBO staff. 



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