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Below is information about scholarships offered by FBLA, a participating sponsor specifically for FBLA members, or by organizations that provide recognition for which FBLA members would be well suited. This information is provided as a service to our advisers and members and is not intended to be an endorsement of any of the nonaffiliated organizations or programs. If you have additional questions, e-mail programscoordinator@fbla.org.

The Art Institutes—New
Berkeley College
Catawba College Business Scholarship and Accounting Scholarship
Cumberland University
Economics for Leaders (EFL)
FBLA Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship
Johnson & Wales University
Knowledge Matters
Morrisville State College Leadership Awards—New
Mount Ida College
National Technical Honor Society
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards
Northwood University Business Club Scholarship
Nova Southeastern University & Razor's Edge Scholarship Leadership Program
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Pittsburgh Technical Institute
University of Sioux Falls
University of the Ozarks
Webber International University Scholarship
Wesleyan College Scholarship—New
Gary E. West College of Business, West Liberty University —New


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The Art Institutes—New

High school seniors who are members of FBLA may apply for The Art Institutes Future Business Leaders of America Scholarship. Details and an application form may be obtained by calling The Art Institutes school of your choice or by contacting Julie Walsh at The Art Institutes at 1-800-275-2440.

Scholarship Awards
• Three $10,000 tuition scholarships to study at one of The Art Institutes schools will be awarded. Each scholarship award recipient who has a 3.0 GPA during his/her first year may earn an     additional $5,000 tuition scholarship.

Deadlines & Important Dates
Applications must be postmarked by midnight, May 1, 2014.
Winners will be notified after June 2, 2014.

How To Enter
Applicants for the scholarship must submit the following information:

• Recipients must submit a short essay (maximum of 500 words) legibly handwritten or typed in English as to “How skills learned through Future Business Leaders of America can apply to a creative career.”
• A letter of recommendation from their FBLA adviser.

To simplify the submission process, please enclose all elements of your application in one envelope and mail it to FBLA Scholarship, 210 Sixth Avenue, Floor 33, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2603

Entry Requirements & Criteria
Applicants must be (i) a high school senior graduating in 2014, (ii) a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec), and (iii) an active member of FBLA.

• Recipients must apply their tuition scholarship to either July 2014 or October 2014 enrollment. The tuition scholarship will be applied evenly over the first year of the program or degree.

• Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to earn the additional $5,000 tuition scholarship which will be applied evenly over the second year of the degree program.

Winners will be selected by representatives of The Art Institutes. Decisions of the judges will be final.

Scholarship awards are contingent upon acceptance to the chosen Art Institutes school and are awarded in the form of a tuition credit. All tuition scholarships are awarded toward a bachelor’s or associates degree, diploma program, or certificate program. Tuition scholarships are non-transferable. Upon accepting the scholarship, the winner must begin his or her studies in the summer or fall quarter following high school graduation. Winners must have a 3.0 GPA or higher during his or her studies at the chosen Art Institutes school. In or by the student, the scholarship recipient’s education is terminated, either by the school or by the student; the scholarship becomes null and void. Tuition scholarships are not redeemable for cash. The tuition scholarship covers academic tuition and may not be applied against fees, housing, living expenses, or program supplies and may not be transferred between affiliate schools. Scholarship recipients must not interrupt their studies; interruption of studies will result in loss of the scholarship.

All entry materials become the property of The Art Institutes. The Art Institutes is not responsible for loss, damage, or return of any materials.

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Berkeley College

Berkeley College offers multiple scholarships of varying amounts to FBLA students. The awards are available to full-time students. For an application, call the admissions office at the Berkeley College campus of your choice.

Campus choices are:

Brooklyn, NY
Woodland Park
Woodland Park, NJ

Woodbridge, NJ
Newark, NJ

Midtown Manhattan
New York, NY
Paramus, NJ

White Plains
White Plains, NY

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Catawba College Business Scholars Scholarship and Accounting Scholarship

Catawba College, in historic Salisbury, North Carolina, offers scholarships of varied amounts each year to recognize well qualified students interested in pursuing a business degree at Catawba College. Students involved in FBLA are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business at Catawba College has an outstanding business program offering majors in Accounting, Communications, and Business Administration (concentrations in Management, Information Systems, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, and Communications with Business Administration). An interdisciplinary degree in Sustainable Business and Community Development is also offered. A committed faculty, required experiential learning (internship), active Business Advisory Board, and close proximity to Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and the North Carolina Research Campus allow students to pursue their studies while engaging in rewarding internships and service work while enjoying a vibrant campus life. The number of scholarships each year depends on program funding. The awards can be combined with other scholarship offers from the college and is renewable for four years.

• Suggested minimum high school grade point average of 3.0
• Completed application:
   Business Scholars Scholarship: https://www.catawba.edu/requests/app_businessscholar.asp
   Accounting Scholarship: https://www.catawba.edu/requests/app_acctscholar.asp
• Letter of recommendation from FBLA chapter adviser (Business Scholars Scholarship only)
• Completed application to Catawba College

Application Deadline: April 30 of each year

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Cumberland University

Cumberland University will provide up to five renewable $2,000 scholarships available to qualified FBLA members who enroll at Cumberland University.

Application Receipt Deadline: March 1, 2014

   • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.25. A copy of high school transcript(s) must accompany the Application for FBLA Scholarship.
   • ACT score of 25 or above. A copy of the ACT score must accompany the Application.
   • Completed personal essay (see application).
   • Completed Application for FBLA Scholarship
   • Applications must be received by March 1, 2014. No applications will be considered after this date.

Selection Process:
Selection will be based on (1) the Application for FBLA Scholarship, (2) high school grade point average, (3) ACT score, and (4) personal essay.

How to Apply:
Click HERE for a copy of the Application and follow all instructions.

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Economics for Leaders (EFL)

EFL is a selective summer program held on college campuses across the country. The week-long residential program is open to high school students who have completed their junior year and teaches young leaders how to 1) integrate economics into the process of decision-making, 2) be conversant with the economic concepts shaping the global economy, 3) foster a commitment to continued learning about economics and leadership, and 4) become a more effective leader. EFL is a program of the Foundation for Teaching Economics, whose mission is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues. Most program expenses are cover by FTE: the only costs not covered are an administrative fee (site specific) and transportation to and from the site. Visit www.fte.org to see sites, dates, and deadlines. College credit is available.

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FBLA Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding FBLA members for their activity and involvement in the association. The number of scholarships given depends on yearly contributions to the FBLA scholarship fund.

Receipt Deadline: April 1

Individual Award: Minimum of $500; half will be awarded at the NLC and the other half upon joining Phi Beta Lambda.

Criteria: Open to graduating FBLA members who plan to pursue a post-secondary education and become actively involved in PBL at the postsecondary level.
   • Must be a dues-paid member of FBLA.
   • Must have achieved the Leader or America level of the Business Achievement Awards (BAA).
   • Must submit Distinguished Business Leader Interactive Scholarship Form (link is below).
   • The completed form and a one-page cover letter summarizing FBLA-PBL, business, leadership, and community activities, a resume outlining FBLA-PBL activities and educational achievements, and one letter of recommendation from a chapter adviser, a teacher, or a business/community leader must be submitted to the national center.
   • Applicants must submit four copies of the form and all accompanying documentation in four separate manila file folders labeled with the student’s name, school, and state. These materials must arrive at the National Center on or before April 1.

FBLA Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship Application Form

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Johnson & Wales University


Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students at its four campuses in Providence, R.I.; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, N.C. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality and technology. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 152 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

FBLA members are eligible for scholarships up to full tuition at JWU. Students who complete an application for admission to Johnson & Wales and indicate their FBLA membership will not only be applying for admission to Johnson & Wales, they will be applying for the National Student Organizations scholarship program and all its benefits. For questions or more information please call the Johnson & Wales National Student Organizations office at 800.DIAL.JWU (800.342.5598 ext. 2345). Visit www.jwu.edu for more information.

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Knowledge Matters

The Virtual Business Scholarship is an annual scholarship available to business, marketing, and personal finance students currently enrolled in their junior or senior year of high school throughout the country. To be eligible for nomination by their teachers, students must exhibit excellence in business, marketing or personal finance classes and show interest and accomplishment in the use of technologies within these subjects. One national winner will be selected and awarded $2,000.

Full details and nomination forms are available HERE.
To request your state code, e-mail info@KnowledgeMatters.com.

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Morrisville State College State Leadership Awards

Morrisville State College offers two scholarships, one that is available to any active FBLA member and an additional one for State and National Officers of FBLA.

Eligible Students: New and Continuing Students

An active FBLA-PBL member who has applied or is presenting attending Morrisville State College is eligible for a $250 scholarship per semester. A GPA minimum of 2.5 is required to maintain the scholarship and is renewable each semester of attendance. The total value of the scholarship award for an associates degree candidate is a maximum of $1,000 and for a baccalaureate degree candidate the maximum award is $2,000.

For State or National Officers
Students who serve as an FBLA-PBL state or national officer who have applied or are attending Morrisville State College are eligible for both the Active Member $250 per semester award and an additional $1,000 per semester scholarship. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain eligibility. The total award at the associates degree level cannot exceed $5,000 and at the baccalaureate degree level the maximum total award is $10,000.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

For an application and more information call Admissions at 315-684-6046 or email admissions@morrisville.edu.

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Mount Ida College

Mount Ida College is pleased to offer scholarships to members of FBLA-PBL. Active members of FBLA-PBL shall be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship toward their full-time undergraduate degree pursuit at Mount Ida College.

Eligibility: Active members of FBLA-PBL that are applying as either a new student or transfer student to study in any full-time undergraduate program of study at Mount Ida College shall be considered eligible for the FBLA-PBL scholarship.

Criteria: Students must be active members of FBLA-PBL and indicate their involvement on their application for admission. Students should include information about any leadership positions held and community service activities performed as a member of FBLA-PBL.

Application Deadline: Students that are accepted to Mount Ida College prior to May l each year shall be eligible for this scholarship.

Application Form: The application for admission to Mount Ida College can be accessed through www.mountida.edu and clicking the Apply for Admission link.

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National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is offering two $1,000 scholarship exclusively for FBLA-PBL members.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a dues-paid member of FBLA-PBL and a member in good standing of NTHS.

Application Receipt Deadline: April 1

   • To apply, schools must have an active NTHS chapter, which includes submission of a charter application and approval from the school administration.
   • Applicants must be in 10th grade or higher (scholarship will be held for three (3) years).
   • Scholarship may only be used for post-secondary education.
   • Scholarship funds will be sent to the winner’s chosen post-secondary school after he/she is enrolled at that institution.
   • A fully completed application must be submitted by the deadline date. Applications with incomplete information will be void.

Click HERE to download the application form.

Please Note: In addition to the scholarships that NTHS is providing exclusively for FBLA-PBL, NTHS provides the Jon H. Poteat Scholarships. All members in good standing of NTHS are eligible for these scholarships. Over $125,000 in $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 12-13 school year. Go to www.nths.org and click on Scholarships to complete an on-line application.


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NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation provides nonrenewable scholarships each year ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors who will be entering their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college, or technical institute, in the fall of 2014. Students must be able to demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit/initiative by owning or operating their own small business.

Criteria: The application process is in two phases. The first phase begins in late October 2013 through December 31, 2013. If applicants are selected as a semi-finalist, interviews will take place late January–March 1, 2014. Applicants may apply online at www.NFIB.com/YEA beginning late October, 2013. Please direct any questions to the Young Entrepreneurship Foundation at 202-314-2042 or e-mail yef@nfib.org.

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Northwood University Business Club Scholarship

The Northwood University Business Club Scholarship (BCS) is awarded to incoming freshmen who have displayed outstanding contributions to their business club their senior year of high school. The scholarship is semi-noncompetitive and numerous scholarships are awarded every year. The amount that a student is awarded ranges from $1,000-$5,000 annually.

Scholarship Amounts:
   • $4,000 ($1,000/year) All incoming students that have participated in one of the business clubs may qualify. Students must have a 2.7 GPA and have submitted a letter of recommendation.
   • $10,000 ($2,500/year) All state officers and national or state 1st place winners by category with a 2.7 GPA and letter of recommendation are eligible.
   • $20,000 ($5,000/year) All national officers with a 2.7 GPA and letter of recommendation are eligible.

Eligibility requirements vary from campus to campus depending on a student's eligibility for other institutional aid. Click HERE to complete the Business Club Scholarship.

Northwood University has three residential campuses in West Palm Beach, Florida; Midland, Michigan; and Cedar Hill, Texas. Upon completion, please mail your application to the campus of your choice.

Northwood University-TX
1114 W. FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Northwood University-FL
2600 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Northwood University-MI
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640

Deadline: Open

In addition to the Business Club Scholarship, Northwood provides many other scholarships for which you may be eligible. All are not available at all campuses. Call the Admissions Office of the college of your choice to learn more information on the scholarships listed below:

Merit Scholarships
Family Tuition Grant
Athletic Scholarships
Bright Futures Scholarships
Mock Trial Scholarships
Private Donor Scholarships
Michigan Competitive Scholarships
Competitive Speech Scholarships
The Betsy and Dick DeVos Scholars for Free-Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

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Nova Southeastern University & Razor's Edge Leadership Scholarship Program

Razor's Edge Leadership Scholarship ProgramStudent members of FBLA are invited to apply for the Razor's Edge Leadership Scholarship Program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Students selected for one of the 25 spots in the program, will receive a $10,000 scholarship annually for up to four years of continuous undergraduate enrollment at NSU. Program information and the application/selection process is available at http://www.nova.edu/studentleadership/razorsedge.

The Razor's Edge Program recruits students from all over the U.S.A. and beyond and is designed for student leaders who will be entering college as first time in college freshmen and is open to all academic majors. Program selection is highly competitive and candidates will have already demonstrated a commitment to leading and making an impact both in their schools and in their local communities. Participants must also have the desire to continuously improve their leadership abilities by learning about leadership in the classroom, applying those lessons in their daily lives, and by taking on leadership roles on campus and beyond. Razor's Edge participants understand that leadership is not only about one's self, it's also about helping others achieve.

Deadline: The Priority Review deadline date is Monday, December 6, 2013. By completing an application by the Priority Review deadline, if a candidate moves forward to Competition Weekend, he/she will have the ability to pick which date of the 3 available they will attend. Final deadline is Friday, January 10th, 2014.

Contact the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at 954-262-7195 or email razorsedge@nova.edu with any questions you may have.

Nova Southeastern University is the seventh largest not-for-profit, independent university in the nation currently enrolling 28,000 students and located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. We offer 40 undergraduate majors of study, state of the art residence halls, and 11 NCAA sports teams.

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Penn Commercial Business/Technical School

Penn Commercial is offering two (2) scholarships for high school seniors who are members of FBLA entering an associate degree program of study at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School.

Application Deadline: March 31

Eligibility: Open to any high school senior meeting qualifications consisting of FBLA participation and past academic records as requested on the application form.

Basis for Selection: The top five (5) applicants will be evaluated by a five-member committee from Penn Commercial. Selection will be based on academic record, FBLA participation, and overall evaluation (student’s goals, commitment, success potential, financial need, and interview success).

Award Amount: The FBLA scholarship will amount to 25% of tuition per quarter in the program being offered by the school. This award will be credited to the student’s account by the financial aid department. Recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA and 85 percent attendance, or the scholarship is forfeited. The award must be used within one year.

Aggregate Award Volume: The aggregate award volume shall not exceed 25% of tuition per quarter in any two business department programs annually.

Application Procedure: To obtain a scholarship application, contact Penn Commercial Business/Technical School Admissions Department at 724-222-5330 or 1-888-309-7484. For more information on Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, visit http://www.penncommercial.edu.

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Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) proudly supports the efforts of FBLA and encourages members to apply for a PTI scholarship. PTI is providing three (3) $6,000 scholarships for FBLA members.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior and an active member of FBLA to apply for the scholarship.

   • Recipients must apply their scholarship to either July 2014 or October 2014 PTI enrollment.
   • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to earn $6,000 partial tuition scholarship renewal for their second PTI year in the associate degree programs.

For an application contact Vincent Gratteri at 800-644-7784, x5323 or ask your PTI admissions coordinator.


University of Sioux Falls

University of Sioux Falls—New

The University of Sioux Falls will provide three $10,000 ($2,500 renewable annually/$1,250 per semester) Tom and Cindy Lillibridge Entrepreneurial Scholarships to any high school senior who enrolls at the University of Sioux Falls and majors in Entrepreneurial Studies.

Application Receipt Deadline: February 3, 2014

Scholarship Amount
This scholarship is for $10,000 ($2,500 renewable annually/$1,250 per semester) provided eligibility is maintained. This scholarship is in addition to any academic scholarships a student might receive from USF. To determine a student’s academic scholarship eligibility, visit www.admissions.usiouxfalls.edu/affordability/scholarships and click on scholarship calculator.

• Complete the USF application for admission and receive a letter of acceptance.
• Have a minimum 24 ACT or 1090 SAT composite score or have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
• Major in Entrepreneurial Studies in the Vucurevich School of Business at USF and remain a full-time student (12+ credit hours).
• File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2014, and complete the FAFSA annually to maintain eligible for USF financial aid.
• Maintain active membership in the University’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter.

Preference will be given to students who (a) come from entrepreneurial households, (b) own their own businesses or (c) desire to be business owners.

How to Apply
Visit www.admissions.usiouxfalls.edu/affordability/scholarships and click on Other Scholarships. Then click the plus sign to the right Go to: usiouxfalls.edu - admission - affordability – scholarships – other scholarships and click the + sign to the right of Lillibridge Entrepreneurial Scholarship. The application link is at the bottom.

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University of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks provides two (2) $2,500 renewable scholarships for students who enroll as degree-seeking students in a bachelor’s degree program. Scholarships are automatically renewed each year for students who maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Eligibility: Eligible students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and ACT score of 24. Applicants must submit a personal essay, and qualifying students must complete a personal interview before receiving the scholarship.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

University of the Ozarks is a liberal arts college with a student population of about 600 in Clarksville, Arkansas. Ozarks offers degree programs in numerous liberal arts and preprofessional programs, including business and teacher education.

Click HERE for more information and an application form.

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Webber International University Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes the involvement and activities of FBLA-PBL members. Webber International University (WIU) is offering fifteen (15) recurring $500 per semester scholarships to incoming FBLA students or active PBL members at WIU.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Award Amount: $500 per semester, renewable

Eligibility: Open to any FBLA member enrolling at WIU. Applicants must be a dues-paid member of FBLA-PBL and must agree to be an active PBL member at WIU. WIU has set up a “Millionaire Points” program in which scholarship award winners must participate. Winners who qualify at PBL district competition will have their participation, room, and board paid at the PBL state competition. Winners qualifying at state will have their participation, room, and board paid at the PBL national competition. Scholarship award winners will be asked to sign a contract each year vowing their PBL participation.

Application Procedure: Applicants must complete the FBLA-PBL Scholarship Application Form and submit it with a letter of recommendation from their FBLA adviser. In addition, applicants must include a letter stating how or what contributions they could make to the WIU PBL chapter.

Click HEREto download an application form for the Webber Scholarship.

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Wesleyan College Scholarship—New

Scholarship Award
The scholarship is valued at $9,000 toward tuition at Wesleyan College, and is renewable every year for four years, eight semesters, if the student remains in good standing and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. While this cannot be combined with any other Wesleyan College sponsored scholarship, it can be replaced with a higher valued scholarship if the student meets additional qualifications. The Wesleyan FBLA Award scholarship recipient can supplement her Wesleyan scholarship with state and federal aid.

Admissions & Eligibility
Eligible high school seniors and transfer students may apply for the Wesleyan FBLA scholarship if they have completed requirements for the America level of the FBLA Business Achievement Awards. Eligible scholarship candidates also should possess a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined Critical Reading and Math) or an ACT score of 21 (Composite) and a high school GPA of 3.0. Candidates who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission online at www.wesleyancollege.edu/apply and designate themselves as FBLA candidates by checking the appropriate box in the “How Did You Hear About Wesleyan” section.

To be considered, students must submit a completed Wesleyan College Undergraduate Admission Application, including high school and/or college transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and letters of recommendation. To receive final scholarship award, recipients must submit a letter from FBLA stating completion of the America level of the FBLA Business Achievement Awards. For more information, contact Danielle Lodge at 888.665.4050 or dlodge@wesleyancollege.edu.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

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Gary E. West Tuition Assistance Scholarship—New

The Gary E. West College of Business at West Liberty University in northern West Virginia is pleased to offer the Gary E. West Tuition Assistance Scholarship to qualifying freshmen and transfer business students. This grant-funded scholarship provides up to $2,500 tuition credit annually for out-of-state students, renewable for four years as long as funds remain available. FBLA-PBL members interested in Accounting, Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, Management, Healthcare Management, Tourism and Event Planning, Sport Management, or Entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply at westliberty.edu/westbusiness/futurestudents/scholarships. West Scholarship funds can be combined with other university scholarship opportunities to meet tuition expenses. Details on all the scholarship programs offered at WLU can be found at www.westliberty.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-2/.



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