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. 

Aspiring School Administrator Scholarship

Download the 2018 Application
Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
Submit application to university rep (listed below)

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 2018.

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.

2018 Participating Universities

Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Ann Burns
(859) 622-1129            

University of Kentucky, Dr. Lu Young
(859) 351-5026

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

University of Louisville, Dr. Kyle Ingle
(502) 852-6097          

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

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

Recipients will receive notification from university representative

Tomorrow's Leader Scholarship

Download the Application
Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
Submit application to the KASA office


Provided by KASA and Curriculum Associates, 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 ( in MS Word format.
  7. Must not have received the award previously.

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

Recipient will be announced by end of May.