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
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.
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
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, New York
Woodland Park, New Jersey
New York, New York
Newark, New Jersey
Paramus, New Jersey
White Plains, New York
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Dover, New Jersey
Catawba 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).
Central Christian College of Kansas
The mission of Central Christian College of Kansas is to provide a Christ Centered Education for Character. The goal of the local PBL chapter is to encourage students to apply concepts and practices learned in the business classroom which will assist them in their success in the workplace.
- Amount: $2,000 and above, annually.
Champlain College – Build Your Own Business (BYOBiz) FBLA Scholarship Program
Champlain College located in Burlington, Vermont offers a special scholarship geared toward first-year FBLA members through its Build Your Own Business (BOYBiz) Center for Excellence. The scholarship is awarded to select first-year students who have developed and launched their own business or has demonstrated 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.
Cumberland will provide up to five renewable $2,000 scholarships to qualified FBLA members enrolled at CU.
Minimum high school GPA of 3.25. Transcript(s) must accompany the Scholarship Application.
ACT score of 25 or above. A copy of the ACT score must accompany the Application.
Completed personal essay (see application).
Completed FBLA Scholarship Application
Applications to be received by April 1, 2018. No applications considered after this date.
Selection Based On:
Application for FBLA scholarship
High school GPA
FBLA Distinguished Business Leader
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.
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
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.
Visit FIDM for more information.
Horizons School of Technology New!
FBLA Horizons Technology Scholars
The Horizons School of Technology located in San Francisco is offering a special scholarship for all FBLA members. The scholarship is a fully funded summer program in San Francisco for FBLA members who desire to be future leaders in the technology business.
FBLA scholars are invited to join Horizons, a community that attends the top business and computer science programs in the country (The Wharton School, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, and more.) Students go on to receive offers at Google, Amazon, Slack, Yelp, and McKinsey, if they are not off starting their own company. FBLA scholars gain unprecedented access to business leaders in Silicon Valley – executives from Google, YouTube, PayPal and other tech giants who want to mentor the next generation of leaders in the technology business. Submissions will be evaluated based on the potential for success as evaluated by the scholarship committee.
You’ll spend an intense summer programming the next big apps alongside the most talented students in the country.
Scholarship Award: tuition ($9,000) and housing ($3,000) covered for an immersive summer in San Francisco.
Criteria: Based on the applicant’s submission and the quality of their academic profile.
Deadline Dates: Applications for admission to Horizons and the required materials for the Horizons Technology Scholars program must be submitted by the deadlines listed below – early applications are given priority. Requests for deadline extensions can be sent to email@example.com
Admissions Application deadlines:
- Early Admissions (advantageous): February 15, 2017
- Rolling Admissions: Ongoing
Johnson & 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.
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.
Deadline: September 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018
LifeSmarts & the National Consumers League
The LifeSmarts program invites FBLA members to become Safety Smart Ambassadors. Student Ambassadors provide interactive safety messages to younger children using scripted 30-minute presentations and videos featuring Disney characters. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to winning applicants.
Students who serve as Safety Smart Ambassadors are eligible to apply for a scholarship by registering free online at www.lifesmarts.org, completing a scholarship application, and uploading a PowerPoint presentation highlighting your experience.
Friday, December 1, 2018, is the deadline, and awards will be announced in January 2018. This turnkey program is fun, free, and available at: LifeSmarts.org/safetysmart.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation New!
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship support to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen. Verify your eligibility here.
Undergraduate and Associate Degree Scholarship
This scholarship is for undergraduate students, including those pursuing non-degree certificate programs that are longer than 12 months. Apply for this scholarship if you are:
- An incoming college freshman or currently in college
- Pursuing a bachelor’s degree, associates, or certificate
Application Deadline: March 1
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship
This scholarship is for students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is 12 months or less at a community college or private career school listed on College Navigator.
Application Open Year-Round
Milwaukee School of Engineering
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.
Minerva Schools at KGI
Minerva (minerva.kgi.edu) is an innovative, accredited university program developed by a former Harvard Dean and a successful entrepreneur to prepare leaders and innovators. Students live in seven different global hubs throughout their four years (San Francisco, London, Seoul, and more). Minerva students study exclusively in small active learning seminars throughout. Minerva offers a Freshman tuition scholarship for qualified FBLA students – learn more, and start the free application.
Morrisville State College
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.
Amount: $250/semester for a FBLA active member; $1250/semester for a State or National FBLA Officer.
National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recognizes and rewards academic excellence by connecting high-achieving students with opportunities to develop their strengths and pursue their passions. We invite outstanding students to join our society for access to college admissions counsel, advanced networking opportunities, study abroad opportunities and more! NSHSS also 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. This year, almost $2,000,000 in scholarships will be awarded to high school students, collegiate students and educators. For additional details contact the email below.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
The National Technical Honor Society is pleased to continue our partnership with FBLA-PBL by recognizing the outstanding achievements of students in career and technical education. NTHS awards over $250,000 in scholarships to its members annually, and provides funding for two FBLA-PBL National Conference events each year. NTHS/FBLA-PBL members are also eligible to apply for the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship at www.nths.org.
- Applicants must be in 10th grade or higher.
- Schools must have an active NTHS chapter for student eligibility.
- A fully completed application must be submitted by the deadline date or forfeit eligibility.
- Scholarship monies are held up to three (3) years to be used for post-secondary education.
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.
NSU & Razor’s Edge Scholars Programs
Get a Competitive Edge—Nova Southeastern University offers five programmatic scholarship programs – Global, Leadership, Research, Shark Cage, and Shark Talent.
These four-year residential programs combine curricular and co-curricular experiences intended to capture the unique interests and talents of prospective and current students. Students who complete a specific program will earn an academic minor that will be on their official NSU transcript. In return for the participation, students are awarded an annual renewable scholarship.
Global – For those students with a strong interest in global issues, international relations, global leadership, and cross-cultural understanding.
Leadership – Students who are highly involved in their high school and or local community with a demonstrated track record of leadership roles and success.
Research – An opportunity for student with a strong interest in research, scholarship inquires and program solving and the desire to work hands on in today’s research projects.
Shark Cage – Similar to the popular television show “Shark Tank”, this program is for students who are interested in developing and launching a business that will benefit the greater university.
Shark Talent – For those students who are active in community or high school arts programs and who are passionate about using the arts to bring people together.
Scholarship Amount: $10,000 ($5,500 tuition restricted, $4,000 campus housing, $500 meal plan)
Shark Preview Premier Program applications open in early Fall and are located at the application URL.
Penn 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.
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. For school information visit the website link.
Pittsburgh 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.
For an application contact Vince Gratteri or ask your PTC admissions coordinator.
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.
- Merit-based scholarships available for accepted students
- Awards range from $2,000 to $10,000
- Renewable for up to four years
- Accepted students’ applications are automatically reviewed for merit scholarships
- Eligibility is based on various measures of achievement, including academic record, personal creativity, leadership, etc.
- Financial need is NOT a factor for the determination of merit scholarships
- Portfolios are NOT required for Business of Art and Design applicants.
- For information: http://www.ringling.edu/portfolio-prep
*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 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.
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.
The 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 2018 who are FBLA members. In addition, we offer The Art Grant** 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 artinstitute.
*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 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 45 schools throughout the United States. 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 Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.
University 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.
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
This scholarship recognizes the involvement and activities of FBLA-PBL members. Webber International University is offering fifteen (15) recurring $500 per semester scholarships to incoming FBLA students or active PBL members at Webber International University.
Award: $500 per semester, renewable.
Procedure: Applicants must complete the FBLA-PBL Scholarship Application Form and submit it with a letter of recommendation from their adviser. In addition, applicants must include a letter stating how or what contributions they could make to the Webber International University PBL chapter.
This 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.
Application Deadline: Ongoing
*Designate FBLA on admission application.