Awards & Scholarships

OASBO offers several award and scholarship opportunities to school business officials as a means to formally recognize them for professional accomplishments and/or for service to their profession and community.

Open to all Ohio school business officials, we encourage you to apply for these programs - many of which also result in scholarships for college-bound high school seniors. It's a win-win for the SBO and the school district!


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.

  • 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.
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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 winner will receive a scholarship (valued at 75% of the total cost of the registration and travel expenses) for attending either ASBO International's Eagle Institute or Executive Leadership Forum.

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.

Chuck Gossett Memorial Scholarship >

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.