Scholarship Application


In 1993, the NYSOBBA membership instituted a student scholarship program to recognize students enrolled in a member institution who embody the ideals of the organization through meritorious service in an on-campus business related activity, through either volunteer work or employment. The John G. Karrer Scholarship is a $1,000.00 award, which is disbursed in two $500.00 payments over the course of the academic year.


  1. Registered for at least half time at a member school and have completed at least 15 credit hours of college coursework.
  2. Good academic standing
  3. Enrolled in a degree granting program

Scholarship Award Recipients

Congratulations to all scholarship recipients! Please click on the following links below to view the recipients from the past few academic years:

Application Directions

  1. The application will open on May 1st, each year.
  2. The deadline for 2024-2025 Application is July 31, 2023.  
  3. Please refer to our regions map if you are unsure which region your institution belongs to. 
  4. Fill in the appropriate information on the form which, when the link is live, you will be able to access it below.
  5. Provide a one-page typed essay that includes your educational/career goals and your service/volunteer work. (Insert in the provided space below. Attachment optional.)
  6. Attach pertinent school information-transcript (grades, enrollment, etc.).

Submit your application here for the 2024-2025 academic year!