AASA Scholarships Awarded to Top Graduate Students

February 17, 2024


James Minichello



San Diego, Calif. – February 17, 2024AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to announce that seven of the nation’s outstanding graduate students in educational administration have been selected to receive scholarships. A ceremony to recognize these individuals was held today during AASA’s National Conference on Education.

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.

Each beneficiary 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 2024 scholarship recipients are:

Dedee Lyngstad Brown
Sunnyside Unified School District
Tucson, Ariz.

Mark Comesañas
Newark Opportunity Youth Network
Newark, Calif.

Tyler Francis Graff
San Rafael City Schools
San Rafael, Calif.

Kesha Jenkins
Berkeley Unified School District
Berkeley, Calif.

Vinicio Sebastian Quinteros
Barringer High School
Newark, N.J.   

Frank Schofield
Logan City School District
Logan, Utah

Hillary Sloat  
Hilliard City Schools
Columbus, Ohio  


Regarded as the most comprehensive professional learning and networking event for school superintendents and administrators, AASA’s National Conference on Education addresses the most critical issues affecting public education today, including Live Well. Lead Well. — health and well-being and self-care; redesigning learning; school environment and culture; school safety, finances and operations; and transformational learning and leading. For more information about the conference, access 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 equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.