CBE Scholarships from The NABE Foundation

The NABE Foundation is pleased to announce that scholarships are again available for courses and exam offerings through the Certified Business Economist (CBE) program in 2021.

Scholarship winners may receive up to $1,700 to be used on CBE Courses and/or the CBE Exam and do not need to be NABE members in order to qualify.

View all scholarship guidelines and apply below! 

NEW! The NABE Foundation is pleased to announce the new Frank Schott CBE Memorial Scholarship, in honor of former NABE President and NABE Foundation Director Frank Schott, CBE. The scholarship will enable one economist each year to attend all five CBE courses, the CBE Exam, and The NABE Foundation Economic Measurement Seminar.

Interested in applying?  Read the guidelines and more informationApplication deadline is June 1, 2021.

Past CBE Scholarship Winners 

Eligibility Requirements; candidate must:

  • be employed in an a position which requires utilization of economic concepts and/or tools.
  • have completed a four-year degree from an accredited university.
  • have a minimum of one year of work experience in a position that utilizes economic concepts or tools OR be a student in a CBE University Partnership Program.


Additional Restrictions:

  • Scholarship recipients may receive a maximum of $1,700 every two years.
  • A maximum of three (3) scholarships may be awarded per company in a two-year period.


Please note, to earn the CBE, candidates must:

  • be a member in good standing with NABE.
  • have two years of work experience in applied business economics or in a related field.
  • have attained a four-year degree from an accredited university.
  • complete NABE’s Communication and Presentation Skills for Business Economists & Analysts and Writing Skills for Business Economists & Analysts certificate courses or courses deemed equivalent by NABE.
  • review and adhere to the NABE Professional Conduct Guidelines.
  • Designees must renew their CBE by completing 30 hours of continuing education every two years and paying a renewal fee.

Please note: If you apply for a scholarship for a specific course prior to the course's early-bird registration deadline but are ultimately not awarded a scholarship, we will honor the early-bird registration rate if you still wish to attend the course.

University Partners 





Is your university interested in partnering with NABE on the CBE program?  There are many benefits to partnering with NABE to incorporate the CBE curriculum into university programs. More information