PBL Scholarships

The following scholarships and awards are either offered by FBLA-PBL, by a participating sponsor specifically for current PBL members, or by organizations that provide recognition for PBL members. This listing is not intended to be an endorsement of any of the FBLA-PBL affiliated organizations or programs. The information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

If you have any questions, email Ashlee Woodson.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

PBL Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship

PBL NLC & IFL Scholarships


National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The National Technical Honor Society is pleased to continue our partnership with FBLA-PBL by helping to promote their mission, providing two scholarships to active FBLA-PBL members who are also current NTHS members in good standing, and providing funding for two FBLA-PBL National Conference events each year. NTHS awards over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships to its members annually and has been the acknowledged leader in recognizing outstanding student achievement in CTE programs across the country for over 30 years. NTHS/FBLA-PBL members are also eligible to apply for the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship at www.nths.org.


  • Applicants must be in 10thgrade or higher.
  • Applicant must be current NTHS member for 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.

2021 NTHS/FBLA-PBL Scholarship Application

In 2020-2021, NTHS offers two $1,000 scholarships to students who are current members of both NTHS and FBLA-PBL. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.

PBL Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship

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

Application Receipt Deadline: April 1

Individual Award: Determined by amount collected.


  • Open to PBL members who plan to continue to pursue a postsecondary or postgraduate education.
  • Must be dues-paid members of PBL.
  • Must have achieved the Director, Executive, or President level of the CMAP program.

Application Procedure:

  • Each application must be accompanied by a one-page cover letter summarizing PBL, business, leadership, and community activities; a resume outlining PBL activities, educational achievements, etc. and two letters of recommendation—one from a chapter adviser and the other from a business/community leader.
  • Applications must meet all of the criteria to be considered.

PBL NLC & IFL Scholarships

The PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC)/Institute for Leaders (IFL) Scholarship is a program funded through the diversion of $1 of each member’s national dues. The purpose of the scholarship is to award outstanding PBL members with scholarships that serve as leadership investments to assist members in attending the NLC or the IFL, which is held in conjunction with the NLC each year. The NLC Scholarship amount will be $400 and the IFL Scholarship will be $115.

Application Procedure: Members who wish to be considered for a PBL NLC or IFL scholarship must be on record as having paid local, state, and national dues by April 15 and submit an interactive application and accompanying materials by April 15 to the national center.

Application Materials should include:

  • Transcript of Grades.
  • Two letters of Recommendation. One letter must be from the candidate’s local or state PBL adviser. Each letter should be limited to no more than one page and should highlight the applicant’s PBL activities and leadership skills.
  • One Page Essay. The topic for the essay is: ‘How Has PBL Enhanced Your Leadership Skills?’