Advance Your Education

Named after TASBO's first full-time executive director, the Dr. Ed L. West Scholarship Program is administered by the TASBO Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation. Since 2008, TASBO affiliates and individuals have donated close to $300,000 in support of the scholarship program.

The Purpose of the Scholarship Program

To enhance the skills of school business officials, we encourage them to seek continued education and training with the explicit intent of remaining in the profession of school business and operations.

Application Deadline

May 15 | 5:00 PM

To apply, log in to TASBO Connect and click the "apply today" button.

Want to Submit an Auxiliary Scholarship Nomination?

This scholarship is open to operations staff working for a K-12 public education entity in Texas. Simply email or send a letter of recommendation to Non-members should secure a letter from a supervisor who is a TASBO member.

Scholarship Categories

The TASBO Foundation awards up to four scholarships each year: two associate's/auxiliary scholarships, one undergraduate scholarship, and one graduate scholarship.

Type of Scholarship


Annual Amount

> Associate Degree / Auxiliary Program
Awarded to members (or staff of members) pursuing advanced skills training in the area of technology, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or other areas of licensure as determined by the Board.
2 years$1,000
> Undergraduate

Awarded to members pursuing a degree related to school finance or operations.

4 years$2,000
> Graduate
Awarded to members pursuing a Master's or Doctorate degree related to school finance, operations, or leadership.
2 years$2,000
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