Scholarships for Educators

Each year since 1970, KASA has awarded summer scholarships to educators desiring to train for a career or to upgrade skills in school administration. Information for the 2017-18 program will be available in the Spring.

Aspiring School Administrator Scholarship

Download 2016 Application
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

Kentucky’s public universities have teamed up to provide a scholarship to an Aspiring School Administrator for one graduate-level, 3-credit-hour course taken during the summer of 2016.

The purpose of the program is to assist those who aspire to become local school administrators in Kentucky, but who have not met the certification requirements.  The program is open to aspiring and experienced school administrators.

Who’s eligible to participate? 
Classroom teachers enrolled in a university program leading to certification as a school administrator OR an experienced school administrator seeking a higher degree or other leadership certification in school administration. This includes any position referred to in KASA’s Constitution as eligible for active or associate membership.  Applicants must be active or student members of KASA.


2016 Participating Universities

Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Robert Biggin
(859) 622-1129            

University of Kentucky, Dr. Carmen Coleman
(859) 351-5026


Morehead State University, Dr. Mike Kessinger
(606) 783-2261           

Murray State University, Dr. Richard Dodson
(270) 809-2794                


Western Kentucky University, Dr. Marguerite Desander
(270) 745-6039


Northern Kentucky University, Dr. Rosa Weaver
(859) 572-5536


Download 2016 Application

Tomorrow's Leader Scholarship

Information on the 2017-18 scholarship will be available in the spring.

 

This educational administration scholarship includes tuition for two 3-hour summer courses, textbook reimbursement, and a travel stipend (maximum $3,000 value). The Tomorrow's Leader program is designed to assist an association member seeking administrative certification.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be employed as a full-time teacher or administrator in a local Kentucky school district.
  2. Be an active or associate KASA member at the time of application, and be an active member for the school year following receipt of the scholarship.
  3. Be enrolled in a specific program or course of study at a Kentucky university that leads to administrative certification.
  4. Submit university program check sheet to verify enrollment. (Enrollment in a program that only results in rank change or mere enrollment in graduate level classes does not qualify.)
  5. Submit two letters of recommendation—one from the superintendent of the employing school district and one from a university representative with personal knowledge of the applicant.
  6. Submit a typed, personal narrative, 300 to 500 words in length, in MS Word format, that is responsive to the following question, “If you were granted absolute authority over Kentucky’s schools for one day, and allowed to make one change, what would it be, and how would it benefit students.”Submit to Amy Moore (amy@kasa.org) in MS Word format.
  7. Must not have received the award previously.

Narratives found to have plagiarism will disqualify the applicant for the award.


Winner will be announced by end of May.