Nominate/Apply for an OASBO Award!


OASBO's Foundation for School Business Management, through its awards program, is seeking to recognize innovative and passionate school business leaders! We are now accepting nominations for our 2018-2019 school business awards.

The benefits of nominating a school business officials (SBOs), or applying yourself, are many. The awards provide public recognition and accolades for your school business officials and your district, and many also come with college scholarships for students. 

Consider the efforts of your SBOs this past year - have they implemented a new program or initiative and saved the district a significant amount of money? Perhaps they led a herculean effort to build a school, stadium or other district facility? Have they shown outstanding leadership or service in their respective area, and inspired others in your district or community?

However seemingly small or great the accomplishment, OASBO's Foundation wants to hear about it! Please see the award categories, brief descriptions and nomination process in the brochure, and help us recognize Ohio's SBOs for their efforts.

Nominations/applications are due January 15, 2019.

Click on the award name(s) below to view the full details, and download the application.


OASBO School Business Official of the Year Awards >

Recipients of these awards are recognized for service to their districts and communities they serve. In addition to a commemorative plaque, recipients earn a $500 scholarship to be granted to a graduating senior from their district of employment. Applications due Jan. 15.

  • Outstanding Business Operations Manager of the Year
  • Outstanding Food Service Director of the Year
  • Outstanding Transportation Director of the Year
  • Outstanding Treasurer of the Year
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OASBO Regional Distinguished Service Awards & Virginia Ramsey Service Award >

Recipients of these awards are recognized for significant contributions to his/her profession through professional attainment (credentials, continuing education), as well as publications and presentations about the profession. Recipients are awarded a $500 scholarship, to be granted to a graduating senior from a high school in the district where the recipient is employed. A statewide winner is chosen for the Virginia Ramsey Award, granting an additional $1000 scholarship. Applications due Jan. 15.
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  • Central Region Award
  • Northeast Region Award
  • Northwest Region Award
  • Southeast Region Award
  • Southwest Region Award
  • Virginia Ramsey Service Award


Rich Unger Pinnacle Award >

Recipients of these awards are recognized for creating an innovative school business procedure or program that is able to be shared or replicated in other school districts. The recipient receives a personal scholarship (valued at up to 75% of the total cost of the registration and travel expenses not to exceed $2,500) to attend one of the following conferences: ASBO International’s Eagle Institute, ASBO International’s Executive Leadership Forum, OASBO’s Leadership Series, or OASBO/PASBO Leadership Institute in Erie, PA . Applications due Jan. 15.

Herbert D. Brum Scholarship >

This scholarship is for any school business official pursuing a degree in an accredited program. The recipient receives $1000 to help offset the costs of furthering their education or leadership training. Applications due Jan. 15.

Chuck Gossett Legislative Advocacy Award>

This scholarship is granted to a school business official for his/her exemplary service to the organization through contributions of time and expertise on legislative issues and involvement. The honoree receives $1000 to be awarded to a high school senior in the school district where the recipient is employed. Applications due Jan. 15.

OASBO Emerging Leaders Scholarship >

This scholarship is for any school business official with five years of experience of less who wants to expand their professional network, skills, and leadership abilities are invited to apply. The up to 10 recipients will receive $1000 to to attend the 2019 Battle of Lake Erie Leadership Conference. Applications due March 1.

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