A Holocaust survivor, Frank dedicated his life to making a difference. He was a stalwart supporter of NABE and The NABE Foundation. He served as NABE president from 1977-78 and as a member of the NABE Finance Committee and the Business Economics editorial board for many years. Frank was a founding director of the NABE Foundation in 2004 and continued to serve actively while director emeritus beginning in 2013. He was designated a NABE Fellow in 1978, and his lifetime commitment to the association was recognized in 2005 when he became one of only four individuals to receive the David L. Williams Lifetime Achievement Award.
Frank's presidential address in 1978 was a call to action for continuing education in the business economics profession, paving the way for NABE's Certified Business Economist program, which he had a hand in designing. His work as a lifelong member of The NABE Foundation cemented our efforts to fund scholarships for professionals who need financial support to pursue their passion. Ever the professional, Frank led us to expand our CBE program to stay focused on our education mission. Frank was also part of the scholarship review committee at The NABE Foundation, reading every single essay submitted.
The Frank Schott CBE Memorial Scholarship recipient will receive a full scholarship to one offering of each CBE course as well as a full scholarship to sit for the CBE Exam. Coursework and the exam must be completed within a two-year period. The scholarship does not cover travel costs or other expenses associated with attending courses and the exam. Any additional costs incurred over the course of preparing for the exam or attending classes are at recipient’s expense.
What Is Awarded
An application is required, as well as a letter of support and an applicant statement. The selection committee will interview finalists via Zoom before making a final selection.
Application deadline is June 1, 2021.