Scholarships for FBLA Members

Scholarships are not only a good way to pay for college, they're also a great way to be recognized for your achievements.

FBLA members have access to scholarships from college programs, as well as supplemental educational programs and recognition awards. This information is provided as a service to our advisers and members and is not intended to be an endorsement of any of the nonaffiliated organizations or programs. If you have additional questions or would like to provide a scholarship to FBLA members, email Becky Grant.

Arizona State University

Art Institutes System of Schools

Barton College

Berkeley College

Catawba College

Central Christian College of KansasNew

Champlain College

Cumberland University

FBLA Distinguished Business Leader

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & MerchandisingNew

Johnson & Wales University

Knowledge Matters


Milwaukee School of Engineering—New

Minerva Schools @ KGI—New

Morrisville State College Leadership Awards

National Technical Honor Society

National Society of High School Scholars

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards

Northwood University

NSU & Razor's Edge Scholarship Programs

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School

Pittsburgh Technical College

Ringling College of Art and Design—New

Southern New Hampshire University—New

University of the Ozarks

Webber International University

Wesleyan College 

Arizona State University, an FBLA Membership Benefits Partner

Arizona State University Leadership Scholarship Program

The Leadership Scholarship Program (LSP) recognizes outstanding high school graduating seniors who have achieved excellence in leadership and service. Established in 1977 to develop exceptional leadership skills among promising scholars, this program has a long-standing history at Arizona State University. More than a scholarship program, students become integral members of the university community. Students are given many opportunities to discover more about themselves, the leadership skills they possess, and explore the opportunities and responsibilities of leadership during their four-year experience in the program. For more information, contact Carli Mercer at To apply, visit

The Art Institutes System of Schools, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerThe Art Institutes System of Schools

If you're a creative warrior who lives for coming up with ideas, you might be ready to join us. Here, you’ll find people who’ll challenge and inspire you—and help you as you prepare for a career where you do what you love, for life.

Explore scholarships*, including the FBLA National Scholarship. Three $10,000 nationwide tuition scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors graduating in 2017 who are FBLA members. In addition, we offer The Art Grant**, The Art Institutes Scholarship Competition, and a range of other scholarship opportunities that are merit, competition, and need-based. Learn about all available scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify at

*Please contact the school directly to inquire about the amounts and types of grants and scholarships available at your selected Art Institutes school.

**The Art Grant is offered at all Art Institutes schools except for The Art Institute of Vancouver and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division. Amounts vary by location. Check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 2016 The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is See for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Barton College, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerBarton College

Barton College, located in Wilson, North Carolina, is a four-year, private, liberal arts college, providing students with a strong academic focus and opportunities for leadership development integrating an intentional application of collaborative learning in every aspect of the college experience.

The Barton College FBLA Scholarship is an annually renewable $1,000 tuition scholarship granted to a maximum of five entering (or transfer) students who demonstrate active participation in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) in high school or Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at a former college. Competition for the scholarship is by invitation.

Upon enrollment at Barton College, the student must remain active in the local PBL chapter; participating in chapter activities at the local, state, and national levels.

For more information, contact Ron Eggers at or 252.399.6417

Berkeley College, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerBerkeley College

Berkeley College offers multiple scholarships of varying amounts to FBLA students. The awards are available to full-time students. For an application, call the admissions office at the Berkeley College campus of your choice.

Campus choices are:

Brooklyn, NY
  Newark, NJ
  Paramus, NJ
Woodland Park, NJ


Midtown Manhattan
New York, NY

  White Plains, NY
Woodbridge, NJ

Catawba College, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerCatawba College Business Scholars Scholarship and Accounting Scholarship

Business and Accounting Scholarships are available for Catawba College in Historic Salisbury, NC. Catawba is located in close proximity to Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. We excel at internships, careers, and top graduate school placement. Come study business and accounting with our exceptional faculty and students at Catawba College!

Amount: $1000 and $2,500; can be combined with other scholarships (athletics, academics, other).

ApplicationApply Online.

Deadline: 04/30/2017

Central Christian College LogoCentral Christian College of Kansas

Central Christian College of Kansas is a private four year college whose mission is to provide a Christ-Centered Education for Character. Central Christian College offers over 40 majors and degree plans. The goal of Central’s FBLA-PBL chapter is allow student members to practice and apply materials learned in the classroom and gain experience that will assist students to fortify their resume and ultimately succeed in the workplace.

Eligibility: Active members of FBLA-PBL who are applying as a new or transfer student to Central Christian College of Kansas and considering a degree in business or a related field.

Criteria: Students must have a cumulative high school GPA of a 3.0 or higher and not be involved in college varsity athletics.

Application Form: The application for admission is found on our website. Please specify on the application that you are interested in Central PBL.

Procedures: Visit campus and interview with a business department faculty. To accept and secure the scholarship, the student will submit their application deposit.

Amount: Varies from $1000 and above. Requirements: Assist department faculty in various activities and strategies including recruiting, fundraising, internships, leadership positions and other projects as assigned. The student can expect to participate about five hours per week.

Questions: If you have any questions or concerns about the scholarship please contact Dr. David Ferrell or Mr. Heath Whitehouse.

Champlain College, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerChamplain College - Build Your Own Business (BYOBiz) FBLA Scholarship Program

Champlain College located in Burlington, Vermont offers a special scholarship for incoming first-year FBLA members. The BYOBiz/FBLA scholarship was established to support an FBLA student that either has developed and launched his/her own business or has an aptitude for entrepreneurship. Submissions will be evaluated based on the potential for success as evaluated by the scholarship committee. 

Scholarship Award: Award ranges from $3,000 up to $10,000 per year based on the applicant's submission and the quality of their academic profile. 

Deadline Dates: Applications for admission to Champlain College and the required materials for the BYOBiz/FBLA Scholarship must be submitted by the deadlines listed below:

Admissions Application Due:    BYOBiz/FBLA Scholarship Submission Due:
Early Decision I: November 15, 2016    Early Decision I: November 1, 2016
Early Decision II: December 15, 2016    Early Decision II: December 15, 2016
Regular Decision: January 15, 2017    Regular Decision: January 15, 2017

For eligibility and application criteria visit the Build Your Own Business (BYOBiz) FBLA Scholarship Program.

Cumberland University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerCumberland University

Cumberland University will provide up to five renewable $2,000 scholarships available to qualified FBLA members who enroll at Cumberland University.

Application Receipt Deadline: April 1.


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How to Apply: For information on obtaining an application, contact Beatrice LaChance at 615.547.1244 or email

FBLA Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerFBLA Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding FBLA members for their activity and involvement in the association. The number of scholarships given depends on yearly contributions to the FBLA scholarship fund.

Receipt Deadline: April 1

Individual Award: Minimum of $500; half will be awarded at the NLC and the other half upon joining Phi Beta Lambda.

Criteria: Open to graduating FBLA members who plan to pursue a post-secondary education and become actively involved in PBL at the postsecondary level.

   • Must be a dues-paid member of FBLA.
   • Must have achieved the Leader or America level of the Business Achievement Awards (BAA).
   • Must submit Distinguished Business Leader Interactive Scholarship Form (link is below).
   • The completed form and a one-page cover letter summarizing FBLA-PBL, business, leadership, and community activities, a resume outlining FBLA-PBL activities and educational achievements, and one letter of recommendation from a chapter adviser, a teacher, or a business/community leader must be submitted to the national center.
   • Applicants must submit an FBLA Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship Application Form on or before April 1.

FIDM Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Logo.pngFIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-New

FBLA students (juniors and seniors) are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship at FIDM. Students who are FBLA State Officers at the time of their acceptance to FIDM are eligible to receive an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Visit FIDM for more information.

Johnson & Wales University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerJohnson & Wales University

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, FL; Denver, CO; and Charlotte, NC. An innovative educational leader, the university offers a unique model integrating arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities. We inspire students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 152 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

FBLA members are eligible for JWU scholarships up to full tuition. By completing an application for admission to JWU and indicating FBLA membership, students are automatically considered for our National Student Organizations scholarship program and all its benefits. For questions or more information please call the Johnson & Wales NSO office at 800.DIAL.JWU (800.342.5598 ext. 2345). Visit for more information.

Knowledge Matters, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerKnowledge Matters

Knowledge Matters, Inc. is the maker of the industry-leading Virtual Business family of educational simulations. We are proud to sponsor the Virtual Business Scholarship which is a scholarship available to business, marketing, and personal finance students currently enrolled in their junior or senior year of high school throughout the country. To be eligible for nomination by their teachers, students must exhibit excellence in business, marketing, or personal finance classes and show interest and accomplishment in the use of technologies within these subjects.

Amount: $2,000


Deadline: September 15, 2016-April 1, 2017

Contact:,, 413-587-9917


LifeSmarts Safety Smart Scholarships—New

Looking for scholarship opportunities? Need service hours? Want to give back to your community? The LifeSmarts Safety Smart Ambassador program provides you with a fun and easy way to mentor younger students and demonstrate your leadership capabilities. It is a community service program that will award six $1,000 post-secondary scholarships to winning applicants in 2016. 

Students who serve as Safety Smart Ambassadors are eligible to apply for a scholarship by:

Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2016. Awards will be announced in January 2017.

Safety Smart Ambassadors use scripted 30-minute presentations and Disney videos to engage younger children. You may choose to teach children about character, online safety, going green, or being healthy and fit. Everything you need to get started is free and available at:

MSOEMilwaukee School of Engineering—New

MSOE offers FBLA students a $1,000 scholarship that is renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). For criteria on applying for this scholarship, please contact the MSOE Admissions Office at 414-277-2224. Application deadline date is January 1.

Minerva Schools at KGI, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerMinerva Schools @ KGI—New

About Minerva: Minerva is a new, accredited, global, liberal arts university program designed by a former Harvard Dean and a successful entrepreneur to prepare students to solve complex world problems. Minerva students live in up to seven of the worlds greatest cities during their four years (San Francisco, London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and more), attending class in small active learning seminars throughout.

The Scholarship: As a FBLA-PBL member you are eligible for a needs-based scholarship that will cover up to the full cost of tuition for your Freshman year ($10,000). Learn more.

Application & Deadline: There is no application fee to apply to Minerva and there are no additional requirements to apply for the scholarship in particular (FBLA-PBL students will automatically be considered for the scholarship). The Early Action deadline is November 1st and the Regular Decision deadline is January 15th, 2016. Apply here.

Morrisville State College, an FBLA Membership Benefits Partner

Morrisville State College Leadership Awards

Morrisville State College is part of the SUNY system in Upstate New York that focuses on technology and applied learning in more than 75+ programs of study. Leadership Award recipients includes those students who are FBLA active members and for those who hold a state or national officer line.

Eligible Students: New and Continuing Students.

Amount: $250/semester for a FBLA active member; $1250/semester for a State or National FBLA Officer.

ApplicationApply Online.

Deadline: Ongoing.

Contact: Admissions at 315.684.6046 or

National Technical Honor Society, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerNational Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is pleased to continue our partnership with FBLA-PBL to recognize the outstanding achievements of students in career and technical education. NTHS awards over $210,000 in scholarships to its members annually and provides funding for two $1,000 scholarships exclusively for FBLA-PBL members. NTHS/FBL-PBLA members are also eligible to apply for the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship.

Application Receipt Deadline: April 1.

Eligibility: In 2016–17, NTHS offers two $1,000 scholarships exclusively to FBLA-PBL members who are also current NTHS members in good standing.


Application: Complete the online application.

National Society of High School Scholars , an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerNational Society of High School Scholars

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) connects its members to exclusive scholarships, academic competitions, study abroad programs and pre-college programs. These range from academic awards, to community service and leadership awards, arts and literature competitions, essay competitions, STEM awards, leadership awards and travel grants, among others. NSHSS also provides a scholarship specifically for young entrepreneurs with innovative business projects. More than $1,000,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year. For details, visit Email for questions about NSHSS or the scholarship program.

 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerNFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation provides nonrenewable scholarships each year ranging from $1,000 to $15,000.

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors who will be entering their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year school in the fall of 2016. Students must be able to demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit/initiative by owning or operating their own small business.

Criteria: The application process is in two phases. The first phase is an essay application, taking place October 2015 through December, 2015. If selected as a semi-finalist, interviews will take place late January through mid-March, 2016. Applicants may apply online at beginning October, 2015. Please direct any questions to the Young Entrepreneurship Foundation at 202-314-2042 or e-mail

Northwood University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerNorthwood University Business Club Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who have displayed outstanding contributions to their high school business club. The scholarship is semi-noncompetitive and numerous scholarships are awarded yearly. The deadline is open.

Amounts: $4,000 ($1,000/year)—Students must have a 2.5 GPA and submit a letter of recommendation from their adviser.

Eligibility: Requirements vary dependent on student’s eligibility for other institutional aid. Participation in a business club at Northwood University is required. Upon acceptance to Northwood University, please email your letter of recommendation to the address below.


In addition to the Business Club Scholarship, Northwood provides many other scholarships for which you may be eligible. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, please visit

Nova Southeastern University & Razor's Edge, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerNSU & Razor's Edge Leadership Scholarship Program

The students of FBLA are invited to apply for the Razor’s Edge Leadership Scholarship Program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The Razor’s Edge Program is a highly competitive four year program looking for students who demonstrate a commitment to leading others and making an impact. The program is designed for students entering college as first time freshmen. Candidates must have the desire to continuously improve their leadership abilities and use their knowledge when taking on leadership roles on campus and beyond.

Students selected for the program, will receive a $10,000 scholarship annually for up to four years of continuous undergraduate enrollment at NSU. Program information and application are available at

Deadline: The Priority deadline is Friday, December 4th, 2015. Final deadline is Friday, January 8th, 2016.  

Contact: Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at 954-262-7179 or email with any questions. 

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerPenn Commercial Business/Technical School

Penn Commercial is offering one (1) scholarship for high school seniors who are members of FBLA entering an associate degree program of study at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School.

Application Deadline: March 31

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors meeting qualifications consisting of FBLA participation and past academic records as requested on the application form.

Award Amount: The FBLA scholarship will amount to 25% of tuition per quarter in the program being offered by the school. The recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA and an 85% attendance record or the scholarship is forfeited. The award must be used within one year.

Application Procedure: To obtain a scholarship application, contact Penn Commercial Business/ Technical School Admissions Department at 724-222-5330 or 1-888-309-7484. For school information visit

Pittsburgh Technical Institute, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerPittsburgh Technical College

Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) proudly supports the efforts of FBLA and encourages members to apply for a PTC scholarship. PTC is providing (3) $3,000 scholarships for FBLA members.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior and an active member of FBLA to apply for the scholarship.

Criteria: *Recipients must apply their scholarship to either July 2017 or October 2017 PTC enrollment. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to earn a $3,000 partial tuition scholarship renewal for their second PTC year in the associate degree programs.

Application Deadline: March 4, 2017

For an application contact Vince Gratteri at 1-800-644-7784 (ext. 5323) or ask your PTC admissions coordinator.

Ringling College of Art and Design LogoBusiness of Art and Design at Ringling College of Art and Design—New

Become a Collaborative Leader, Blue Sky Thinker, and Creative Problem Solver.

As part of our curriculum, students work on creative projects with top leaders in companies like Disney, Cirque du Soleil, Converse, Hasbro and more.




Deadline: Ongoing*

*Incoming students who have completed the application process by February 15th for the following Fall semester are automatically considered for a merit scholarship.

Southern New Hampshire University SNHU LogoSouthern New Hampshire University—New

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is pleased to recognize FBLA participants. The Office of Admission will award a limited number of $1,000 merit scholarships to FBLA participants who decide to attend SNHU as a full-time undergraduate day student.

Eligibility/Criteria: Students must have been an active member of FBLA for more than one year. The FBLA adviser must submit a letter of recommendation to demonstrate proof of participation. Students must be enrolled in the full-time undergraduate day program and must meet the minimum academic requirements necessary to receive merit-based aid.

SNHU sponsors several scholarships at the New Hampshire State Leadership Conference each spring. SNHU honors the single highest scholarship that a student has received through participation in FBLA. Students must provide a copy of their scholarship certificate to the Office of Student Financial Services to be awarded that scholarship.

Application Deadline: Students accepted to Southern New Hampshire University prior to May 1 each year shall be eligible for this scholarship.

Application Form: Application steps to Southern New Hampshire University can be found through the Southern New Hampshire University website. Students apply to SNHU through The Common Application.

University of the Ozarks, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerUniversity of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks provides two (2) $2,500 renewable scholarships for students who enroll as degree-seeking students in a bachelor’s degree program. Scholarships are automatically renewed each year for students who maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Eligibility: Eligible students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and ACT score of 24. Applicants must submit a personal essay, and qualifying students must complete a personal interview before receiving the scholarship.

Deadline: March 1

University of the Ozarks is a liberal arts college with a student population of about 600 in Clarksville, Arkansas. Ozarks offers degree programs in numerous liberal arts and preprofessional programs, including business and teacher education. Download an application form.

Webber International University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerWebber International University Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes the involvement and activities of FBLA-PBL members. Webber International University (WIU) is offering fifteen (15) recurring $500 per semester scholarships to incoming FBLA students or active PBL members at WIU.

Deadline: Ongoing

Award Amount: $500 per semester, renewable

Eligibility: Open to any FBLA member enrolling at WIU. Applicants must be a dues-paid member of FBLA-PBL and must agree to be an active PBL member at WIU. WIU has set up a “Millionaire Points” program in which scholarship award winners must participate. Winners who qualify at PBL district competition will have their participation, room, and board paid at the PBL state competition. Winners qualifying at state will have their participation, room, and board paid at the PBL national competition. Scholarship award winners will be asked to sign a contract each year vowing their PBL participation.

Procedure: Applicants must complete the FBLA-PBL Scholarship Application Form and submit it with a letter of recommendation from their FBLA adviser. In addition, applicants must include a letter stating how or what contributions they could make to the WIU PBL chapter.

Download an application form for the Webber Scholarship.

Wesleyan College, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerWesleyan College Scholarship

The scholarship is valued at $9,000 toward tuition at Wesleyan College, and is renewable every year for four years, eight semesters, if the student remains in good standing and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Admissions & Eligibility: Eligible high school seniors and transfer students may apply for the Wesleyan FBLA scholarship if they have completed requirements for the America level of the FBLA Business Achievement Awards. Eligible scholarship candidates also should possess a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined Critical Reading and Math) or an ACT score of 21 (Composite) and a high school GPA of 3.0.

To be considered, students must submit a completed Wesleyan College Undergraduate Admission Application, including high school and/or college transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and letters of recommendation. To receive final scholarship award, recipients must submit a letter from FBLA stating completion of the America level of the FBLA Business Achievement Awards. For more information, contact Danielle Lodge at 888.665.4050 or

Deadline: Ongoing