First-time applicant?
Start by preparing your pathway to the mba application packet.

Complete only 2 of the 4 Meritorious Budget Award Criteria Checklist sections

☐ Completed Pathway to the MBA application: FY2020–2021
☐ Cover letter specifying any MBA criteria that do not apply to your school district.
☐ Complete the Executive Summary and one other section of the MBA Criteria Checklist . (Second year Pathway applicants must complete the Executive Summary and a section not completed the first year).
☐ Reviewer comments from the previous year (if applicable).
☐ Your school district’s responses to prior year’s comments (if applicable).
☐ Budget document or a link to your budget document.

Districts may apply for the Pathway to the MBA for 2 years. 


Returning District?
Prepare your Meritorious Budget Award application packet:

☐ Completed MBA application: FY2020-2021
☐ Cover letter specifying any MBA criteria that do not apply to your school district.
☐ Completed MBA Criteria Checklist.
☐ Reviewer comments from the previous year (if applicable).
☐ Your school district’s responses to prior year’s comments (if applicable).
☐ Budget document or a link to your budget document.  


Submit your application packet within 90 days of your budget’s legal approval.

BY EMAIL
ASBO International no longer accepts hard copy submissions of MBA documents, i.e. books, CDs, flash drives, or paper. Please contact us  with questions. 

  • Attach each of the required application documents as separate PDFs, weblink, or shared file.
  • Include payment information.
  • Email to MBA@asbointl.org.

Eligibility

Any school system in the U.S. and Canada, charter school, educational service unit, college, or university that incorporates the MBA criteria into its budget development process is eligible to apply. New applicants may apply to the award's introductory program, Pathway to the MBA, for the first two years.

Fees

Application fees are based on your district’s total revenue.

MBA

Total Revenue, All Funds ASBO International Member Non-Member
Less than $50 million $ 675 $ 1,020
$50 million – $200 million $ 1,080 $ 1,405
$200 million – $1 billion $ 1,130 $ 1,455
More than $1 billion $ 1,185 $ 1,505
 

Pathway to the MBA

Total Revenue, All Funds ASBO International Member Non-Member
Less than $50 million $ 305 $ 555
$50 million – $200 million $ 405 $ 655
$200 million – $1 billion $ 455 $ 710
More than $1 billion $ 505 $ 755

Deadline and Extensions

All MBA and Pathway to the MBA application materials are due within 90 days of your budget’s legal approval.
 
Need an extension? Submit a request to MBA@asbointl.org.