Scholarships & Awards
Well-run school districts are pivotal in maximizing resources for more than 5.4 million school children in Texas. TASBO recognizes this challenge and offers individual and organizational honors through programs like Commitment to Excellence and Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations. We also provide a scholarship program to retain school business officials in the profession by assisting recipients in their pursuit of advanced degrees.
How We Honor Our Members
Our members are the heart and soul of our organization. We are proud of our members and have developed programs to honor their commitment, including:
Commitment to Excellence Award
Each year, TASBO awards its highest individual honor – the Commitment to Excellence Award – to the member who best distinguishes themselves within their profession, their community, and TASBO. We evaluate each nominee’s past accomplishments, volunteerism, leadership and contributions at the district level – including impact on student achievement.
The goal of this new award is to bring to light those individuals who are on the rise in the school business community. TASBO will honor the recipient(s) at the TASBO Engage Conference Awards Luncheon.
Dr. Ed L. West Scholarship Program
The TASBO Foundation offers a scholarship program to encourage current school business officials to remain in the profession and pursue professional certifications or advanced degree training. We award up to four scholarships annually.
Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations
The Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations recognizes the achievements of educational organizations in implementing best practices in the area of purchasing. The honorees demonstrate professional purchasing operations and share their best practices in policies and procedures with colleagues throughout the state.
Award of Excellence for Financial Management
This award recognizes Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education service centers that have implemented professional standards, best practices and innovations in financial reporting. Recipients will be honored at the Annual Conference. We appreciate our Strategic Partner, Forecast5 Analytics, for sponsoring this award program.