Scholarship Program

The members of the IAABO & IAFO Officials Organizations are dedicated to giving back to the students of the schools we serve. In 2005, the IAABO/IAFO Scholarship Fund was established to help support the higher education goals of graduating seniors.

With donations from individuals, corporations, organizations, schools and other fund-raising activities, we are proud to announce that we have raised almost $200,000 to give out as scholarships to the students in our community.

For students wanting to apply, click on the Scholarship Instructions tab below to get started. The Scholarship Worksheet/Scholarship Application allows you to submit all of your answers online. Transcripts must be uploaded to the Submit Transcript Link.

We are always looking for additional opportunities to raise money and provide more scholarships to help the students in our community. If you or someone you know is interested in partnering with us, please contact us through the ‘Contact IAABO’ link from the home page.

Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarship Guidelines

 Scholarship Information:  The members of the IAABO & IAFO officials associations are dedicated to the education, training, and development of officials, to maintain the highest standards of officiating and to encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship. We are honored and privileged to support the students from the schools we officiate, as they pursue higher education and training by providing scholarships to deserving individuals. Through individual donations and special fund-raising events, we are able to provide at least fifteen individuals with a $1,000 scholarship for their first year of higher education. This year we have 2 scholarship applications. One for college bound students and one for skilled trade school bound students.  


Important Dates:  Completed application must be submitted on-line by April 10th. Counselors and Scholarship recipients will be notified in late-April.  

Eligibility:  Any high school senior in a designated IAABO-IAFO school who is a US citizen is eligible. College bound students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and skilled trade school bound students must have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average as of end of first semester senior year in order to apply. No members of the IAABO or IAFO Scholarship Committee or their families are eligible.  

Scoring:  The IAABO-IAFO Scholarship and Selection Committee will review each application and select scholarship recipients based on the criteria indicated below. All decisions are final. 

The following Standards will prevail:

GPA (Unweighted) - 200 points

Honors/Awards - 100 points

Employment - 100 points

Community Service - 100 points

Extracurricular Participation - 100 points

Essay - 200 points

Financial Need - 200 points

Total - 1,000 points


If you have questions regarding the scholarship program, please email:

Note:  All payments will be made directly to the college that the student attends to cover tuition and housing only. The student is responsible for any additional expenses. All awards are at the sole discretion of the IAABO-IAFO Scholarship Selection Committee and all decisions are final. 

Thank you for participating.


2019 Scholarship Winners

Abigail Booker

St. Charles

Taylor Bradshaw


Justin Bruno


Maria Dietrich


Noah Ennis


Kaitlin Fritsche


Alexander Gambil


Karissa Hagl

Fort Zumwalt East

Teddy Hickey

Fort Zumwalt North

Andrew Hodgson


Alyx Hutchins


Mackenzie Janes

Fort Zumwalt North

Laura Klump

Bishop DuBourg

Jaime Mennemeyer


Kobi Nolan

Francis Howell Central

Michael Turner


Ava Zytko

Fort Zumwalt East