cbi brandingConsistent with its primary focus on Business Broker education, the IBBA annually awards scholarships in the categories below to individuals who are committed to earning the Certified Business Intermediary® (CBI) designation.

Applications are accepted annually in October, with the recipients announced in December.  Applicants may only apply for one scholarship in a given year.  Please review the scholarship application for other important terms.

One scholarship will be award for each category, with each recipient receiving the following:

  • 12 Months IBBA Individual Membership
  • Summit Pass for a live or virtual Summit (courses #210, #220, #221)
  • Conference Pass for that year’s IBBA Conference
  • All required online/on-demand courses for the CBI (courses #100, #101 and #104)
  • 16 credit hours of elective online/on-demand IBBA courses (recipient’s choice)
  • Waived CBI application fee

That’s a total value of more than $3,200!

Applications for 2023-2024 have closed.

Applications for 2024-2025 will be accepted in October of 2024. Check back on this page for updates.

The Clyth MacLeod International Scholarship

Clyth MacLeod was a man well respected and recognized in New Zealand, Australia and the USA as a true gentleman and the guru, the go to, for anything related to business sales.  Clyth commenced his company, Clyth MacLeod Business Sale,s in the 1970’s.  He went on to oversee more than 8,000 settled sales from his team in the years that followed.

Impeccable in dress, nonnegotiable on sound ethics and with a genuine hunger for learning, Clyth was always at the front of the room learning from others and so often at the front of the room teaching others.  “Invest in yourself” was his motto.  He never stopped learning and he kept on giving.

In Clyth’s honor, this scholarship is for IBBA Members located outside of the United States who have 0-2 years of business brokerage experience.

The Steps to Success Scholarship

Successful business brokers invest in their minds early-on to build a foundation of life-long success in this profession.  This scholarship will help the new practitioner do just that.  This scholarship is for new IBBA Members who joined the IBBA in the current calendar year and have 3 years or less experience in business brokerage.  One individual will be chosen at random from the submitted qualifying applications.

The IBBA Women’s EmpowHER Network (IWEN) Scholarship

The IBBA is dedicated to advancing women in Business Brokerage through its IWEN group.  To help support the early female entrant to the profession, the IBBA offers this scholarship for female IBBA Members who have 3 years or less experience in business brokerage.

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