Scholarships & Grants

Because of generous donations from individuals as well as Illinois ASBO Regional Organizations, numerous scholarships are available to help you advance your career in school business management and further develop your skills. These scholarships and grants are an investment in the future leaders in the school industry. Look below for opportunities to grow in your chosen profession!

View a list of past scholarship recipients.

    Illinois ASBO 2020 Annual Conference Scholarship

    Apply Now for Annual Conference Lodging Grants! 

    The 2021 Annual Conference is scheduled to take place in Schaumburg IL on April 28-30, 2021. If you are unsure whether your district will be able to support your lodging to stay onsite at the conference, apply now for an Illinois ASBO Foundation Annual Conference Lodging Grant! Thanks to generous donations, there will be as many as 20 of these grants available. Don't wait — the application deadline is October 15. 


    Foundation Information and Programs


    Support future leaders in the profession to continue their education through a donation to the Illinois ASBO Foundation! 


    Financing & Governance

    Get more details on how the Foundation works and where the money goes.



    Know someone who has made an extraordinary contribution to the profession and deserves recognition? Nominate someone for a Foundation award!



    See a list of others who have already generously donated to the Foundation.


    Partnership Opportunities

    Interested in ways to provide more targeted recognition for your company? Become a Foundation Partner today!


    Legacy Project

    Volunteer with fellow members and make a difference to kick off the Annual Conference.

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    Scholarship Recipient Testimonials

     Being honored with this scholarship provides my family with much needed financial assistance, but personally, validates that I have chosen the right path towards student impact.”
    Kevin Hooper 2015 Robert J. English School Business Scholars Award Recipient
     This scholarship is of great assistance in covering the costs of my college education, and relieves some anxiety associated with two of my own children in college this next year plus me being in college. It is also a great example for my children about hard work and achievement.”
    David BeinDavid Bein2017 Concordia University Doctoral Program Scholarship Recipient
     The CSBO program was instrumental in my career advancement. The financial support of the scholarship did help me complete the program on time and within my budget – exactly as it should be for a newly appointed CSBO!”
    Cynthia Carpenter 2017 Robert J. English School Business Scholarship Award Recipient