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 $600.00 award, which is disbursed in two $300.00 payments over the course of the academic year.


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

Application Directions

  • The deadline for application is June 1st for each upcoming academic year.
  • Fill in appropriate information on the form below.
  • Attach a one-page typed essay that includes your educational/career goals and your service/volunteer work.
  • Attach pertinent school information (grades, enrollment, etc.).

Apply for the Scholarship

  • To the best of my knowledge all the information I am submitting is accurate.
  • I authorize the Scholarship Committee to obtain grades, enrollment verification, and any other information it needs in order to evaluate my eligibility for this scholarship.
  • I understand that this award could affect my financial aid award package.
  • If I am granted a scholarship from NYSOBBA, I authorize NYSOBBA to use my name, the school I attend, and the region my school is from when NYSOBBA publishes its list of scholarship winners.