The word “progress” represents the challenges of tomorrow which depends on mutual understanding and cooperation of business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational institutions and by people of our own and other lands. FBLA Emblem Ceremony
FBLA’s mission and heritage recognizes that partnerships amplify progress. Through our Progress Partner Program we are able to offer members opportunities to grow their business and leadership skills through special experiences and relationships that complement the goals and ideals of FBLA.
FBLA Progress Partnership Programs
State Progress Partners
College Credit through Concordia University
FBLA leaders elected to become State Officers are eligible to earn college elective credit through successful development, participation, and demonstration of leadership in the Executive Leadership Program.
Oregon State University Lucille Borigio Scholarship
FBLA leaders who demonstrate an exemplary scholastic record, academic aptitude, and FBLA achievements are eligible to apply for the Lucille Borigio Scholarship. One recipient is selected annually through application and interview and receives one year full tuition to OSU.
Young Entrepreneurs Business Week
YEBW provides a summer weeklong training for high school students to build the next generation of business leaders. Offered at Portland State University, University of Oregon, and Oregon State University, YEBW provides special opportunities for FBLA members.
FBLA Chapter Grants
The Oregon CTE Student Leadership Foundation through appropriation from the Oregon Legislature provides eligible new and existing FBLA chapters with thousands of dollars to advance projects and support chapter operations.
Winners of many FBLA’s business competitions at the annual State Business Leadership Conference receive cash awards. These awards are contributed by individual and corporate partners to assist aspiring Oregon competitors in funding their way to competition at the FBLA National Leadership Conference.
National Business Honor Roll
Through our partnership with the Foundation for Youth Leadership, FBLA provides academically distinguished and career minded members with recognition to honor their achievements in the classroom and through their leadership in FBLA.
National Progress Partners
March of Dimes Local Chapter Grants
FBLA’s national service partner, the March of Dimes, believes that strong local FBLA chapters leads to strong community and business leaders who will be champions throughout their lives supporting important local, national, and global causes like maternal health and reducing the incidents of prematurity. Chapters who complete the Mission LIFT Grant Application are eligible to receive up to $1,000 to support special projects in their school.
All-inclusive custom educational tours in cities like Washington, DC, Chicago, Atlanta, and New York City showcasing business, free enterprise, and leadership.
Life Smarts: Ultimate Consumer Challenge
Made possible through partnership with the National Consumers League, this educational opportunity for FBLA Middle Level students provides a fun and competitive way to develop consumer and marketplace skills in the areas of personal finance; health and safety; the environment; technology; and consumer rights and responsibilities.
The Stock Market Game™
This partnership allows FBLA members to compete in teams or individually to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks and funds to build a virtual portfolio. Members track and manage investments over the 15 weeks. Investment success is ranked and awards go to top mock investors.
Visa Practical Money Skills for Life
This award winning program provides financial education resources including lesson plans, teacher’s guides, financial calculators, student activities and more. An educational comic book is available in partnership with Marvel called Avengers: Saving the Day.
To get involved or learn more about many more FBLA partners, visit the national website's partner page at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/partners/sponsors-partners/.