U.S. Communities

Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship


Testimonials from the Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship Recipients of 2015

"The ESBLS experience has been amazing! The contacts I’ve made and the workshops I’ve attended have been extremely beneficial for myself and my district." – Shay Baize

"The Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship facilitated connections with other new school business officials. It is great to learn about how other school business officials are handling similar challenges in their districts, and the ongoing network will allow this learning to continue." – Kristen Behnke

"After attending I know ASBO is preparing the business leaders for the school of tomorrow. It was an AMAZING experience, I will be back!" – Brandy Smith

"A great experience and excellent opportunity for professional development and networking." – Ian Hopkins

"To be the best you must surround yourself with the best, and this conference and program accomplished just that." – Kim Dziuk

"The Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship opportunity provided the key to ASBO’s vast networks." – Timothy Momanyi

"Coming from a small district I thought most of the sessions would be for large districts, but I was able to take home something from every session I attended. I am excited to share when I return to Iowa. I was able to meet people from other states but it also allowed me to get to know the people from my state better as well." – Laura Morine

"Being honored as an Emerging School Business Leader has been extremely rewarding. Coming into school business late in my career, the resources and networking are such an amazing reward. Thank you ASBO and U.S. Communities for allowing me this opportunity." – Jeanise Morton

"An absolutely energizing and one of a kind experience that gives you access to the most respected individuals in the school business profession." – Lucas Ratliff

"The ESBL Scholarship provided a sense of comradery and a connection with other professionals in a similar stage of their career that will profoundly impact my life, both personally and professionally. By far, the best experience in my career to date." – Stacy Viers


"You are not alone in your journey of being a SBO. Utilize those around you to become a better leader and give back so others can become better leaders as well." – Rubie Harris

"The more I learn, the less I realize I know about school business. It is comforting having this group of 18 going through the same thing & hundreds of other regular members to lean on." – Andrew J. Feuling

"The ESBLS was well worth the application process. The personal connections that I made, as well as, the great sessions I was able to attend have made me a better school business official." – Sarah Marquez

"I feel extremely grateful to be a recipient of the Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship. This meeting exceeded my expectations. I met some amazing future leaders that I will continue to connect with in the future." – Todd Hajewski

"The Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship provided me with the opportunity I otherwise would not have had to attend the Annual Meeting and I am leaving feeling inspired having met a number of great people and with new ideas to take back to my school division." – Chelsey Volkman


Download the Postcard for more information. Application materials are due no later than May 1, 2016.