Student Awards

AWARDS

Student Awards

Our student award contests are now being held in the Spring! Applications for all student awards will open Jan. 15 and must be received by 5 p.m. March 15.

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Jack Peterson Scholarship

The Jack Peterson Scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional high school seniors who plan to pursue college degrees in teaching. Recipients shall have maintained a high school record that reflects high academic achievement and regular attendance, respectable leadership and citizenship among peers, and sustained participation in school and community activities.

Amounts of the awards vary from year to year and are based on annual earnings from the scholarship endowment. Last year’s scholarships were $1,300 each.

The scholarship was established in honor of ASBA Executive Director Jack Peterson, who served the association from 1991 to 1998.

Award Criteria

The worthy student:

  • Shall be a senior currently attending an accredited public high school in an Arizona school district which is an active member of ASBA.
  • Shall enroll in an accredited Arizona college or university designating education as a major course of study.
  • Shall have maintained a high school record that reflects high academic achievement and regular attendance; respectable leadership and citizenship among peers; and sustained participation in school/community activities.

Selection of the Recipient

The worthy student:

  • Only students who have submitted complete entry materials will be considered.
  • The Jack Peterson Scholarship Committee will select the most qualified student in accordance with the award criteria and guidelines.
  • The committee shall designate an alternative recipient to receive the scholarship award if for any reason the initial selection is unable to fulfill the award requirements in a timely manner.

Entry Materials

  • Completed entry form.
  • Narrative statement presenting student’s resumé, education career interests, family background information, school/community activities, leadership roles, academic status/ attendance and an explanation of student’s desire to receive this scholarship.

Submission Deadline

  • Applications for all student awards will open Jan. 15 and must be received by 5 p.m. March 15.

Additional Information

Order a Copy of ASBA’s Open Meeting Law Handbook.
To request an Open Meeting Law training, contact Chris Thomas, ASBA General Counsel, Associate Executive Director.

The Panfilo H. Contreras Honorary Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2013 by ASBA’s Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus. Hispanic and Native American Indian students who are juniors or seniors in high school are eligible to apply for this scholarship to support their attendance at an accredited post-secondary institution. Last year’s scholarships were $1,000 each.

Only students who have submitted complete entry materials will be considered. The committee will designate an alternative recipient to receive the scholarship award if for any reason the initially named recipient is unable to fulfill the award requirements in a timely manner.

Award Criteria

The worthy student:

  • Shall be a Hispanic or Native American Indian junior or senior of an accredited public high school in Arizona in a district whose governing board is an active member of the Arizona School Boards Association.
  • Shall enroll in an accredited institution in Arizona.
  • Shall have maintained a high school record that reflects high academic achievement and regular attendance; respectable leadership and citizenship among peers; and sustained participation in school/community activities.

Selection of the Recipient

  • Only students who have submitted complete entry materials will be considered.
  • The Scholarship Committee will select the most qualified student in accordance with the award criteria and guidelines.
  • The Scholarship Committee shall designate an alternative recipient to receive the scholarship award if for any reason the initially-named recipient is unable to fulfill the award requirements in a timely manner.

Entry Materials

  • Completed entry form.
  • Narrative statement presenting student’s resume, education and career interests, family background information, school/community activities, leadership roles, academic status/attendance and an explanation of student’s desire and need to receive this scholarship.

Submission Deadline

  • Applications for all student awards will open Jan. 15 and must be received by 5 p.m. March 15.
ASBA established the student photography contest in 1999 to honor outgoing executive director Dr. Jack Peterson, himself an amateur photographer. Today the contest, themed “Arizona Outdoors,” recognizes student achievement in black-and-white and color photography in two categories: Grades K-8 and Grades 9-12.

Eligibility

  • Entries must be created by students in grades K-12 who are enrolled in an Arizona school district that is a member of the Arizona School Boards Association.
  • List of member districts.

Prizes

Winners will receive:

  • A certificate acknowledging the honor.
  • A framed enlargement of their winning entry.
  • Winning entries will also be published on the ASBA website and in the association’s member magazine.
  • A monetary award will be presented to the school of contest winners in the 9-12 Category with the funds dedicated to supporting student photography.

General Rules

Entries will be judged in two categories: K-8 and 9-12. The following general rules apply to students in grades K-8 and 9-12. The general theme of the contest is “Arizona Outdoors.” Images may include, but are not limited to, landscapes, cityscapes, nature photography and architectural photography. Indoor studio photography is not allowed.

  • Work entered may not have been awarded a prize in another contest.
  • Limit one entry per student.
  • Both color and black-and-white submissions are acceptable.
  • Entries must be submitted in 8×10 or larger digital format (jpeg/jpg), with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • All entries must be submitted digitally (jpeg/jpg), using the form below.
  • The contest entry image file must be named, “LastName_FirstName_Entry1.jpg”.
  • An official entry form must be filled out, and submitted online for each student entry.
  • All work must be received by, 5 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019.

View last year’s submissions.

Submission Deadline

  • Applications for all student awards will open Jan. 15 and must be received by 5 p.m. March 15.