AASA Scholarships Awarded to Top Graduate Students


James Minichello
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Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 17, 2018 – Seven of the nation’s outstanding graduate students in educational administration have been selected today by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, to receive scholarships, as announced at AASA’s National Conference on Education in Nashville, Tenn.

The conference is also serving as a platform to highlight AASA’s I Love Public Education campaign, a yearlong initiative designed to highlight why public schools are essential to developing the future generations who will maintain our country’s status as a world leader.

Each recipient received a $2,500 scholarship given in honor of AASA’s former executive directors — Sherwood D. Shankland, Worth McClure, Finis E. Engleman, Forrest E. Connor, Paul B. Salmon, Richard D. Miller and Paul D. Houston.

The 2018 scholarship recipients are: 

Julia Carlson
Fall River Public Schools 
Fall River, Mass.   

Richard Cruz  
Houston Independent School District   
Houston, Texas   

Scott Hurwitz 
Glastonbury Pubic Schools  
Glastonbury, Conn. 

Cory Irwin 
Bloomington High School North 
Bloomington, Ind.  

John Newport 
Vigo County School Corporation
Terre Haute, Ind. 

Devon Roberts 
Jefferson County Public Schools
Shelbyville, Ky.

Cade Smith  
Georgetown Independent School District  
Georgetown, Texas 

The AASA Educational Administration Scholarship was created in 1949 to provide incentives, recognition
and financial assistance to outstanding graduate students in school administration who intend to make the school superintendency a career. AASA selects recipients on the basis of their experience and excellence in school administration, personal essays and recommendations from university faculty.

For more information about the 2018 National Conference on Education, access AASA’s Conference Daily Online.


About AASA

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.