Award Categories & Selection Process

Award Categories

The International Eagle Award is presented to one individual who best exemplifies visionary leadership in school business management. Each year we honor the school management professional who has contributed consistently at the national, affiliate, and community levels throughout his or her career, demonstrating passion, commitment, and dedication to the profession.

International Eagle Award recipients receive

  • A $5,000 scholarship to present to a high school senior of their choice.
  • A paid registration for ASBO International’s Annual Meeting & Expo.
  • An all-expenses-paid invitation to attend the prestigious Eagle Institute leadership conference.
  • The prestigious crystal International Eagle Award.
  • The elegant Eagle Award pin to display proudly at ASBO events and school district functions.
  • Recognition in ASBO International publications and local media.

The Distinguished Eagle Award is given to three individuals each year for their outstanding contributions to their districts and the profession. These school business professionals have displayed commendable leadership and dedication to their students and districts.

Distinguished Eagle Award recipients receive

  • A $2,500 scholarship to present to a high school senior of their choice.
  • A paid registration for ASBO International’s Annual Meeting & Expo.
  • An all-expenses-paid invitation to attend the Eagle Institute leadership conference.
  • A prestigious crystal Distinguished Eagle Award.
  • The elegant Eagle Award pin to display proudly at ASBO events and school district functions.
  • Recognition in ASBO International publications and local media.

Selection Process

An independent panel of judges evaluates the applications and selects four candidates as finalists. ASBO International staff and ASBO members are not permitted to serve on the selection panel.

Finalists are notified and must travel to ASBO International headquarters in Reston, Virginia, for individual interviews with the selection panel. Travel to Reston is reimbursed by ASBO, and requires one overnight stay in the Reston area.

Approximately one week after the interviews, the judges complete their selections and name the International Eagle Award and the three Distinguished Eagle Award recipients.