Student Awards

AWARDS

Student Awards

Our student award contests are now being held in the Spring! Applications for all student awards are now open 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

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

Win an exclusive presentation for 50 of your district’s students with Byron Garrett, ASBA’s 2020 Annual Conference keynote speaker, PLUS a virtual tour of Grand Canyon University and great GCU souvenirs for each student. This amazing virtual experience will take place in May 2021.

Entries are now open and close February 22, 2021. Fill out form here.

Eligibility

  • Entries must be from ASBA member districts. Participating students must be in fifth grade or higher and attend a Title I school.
  • List of member districts.

Criteria

In 300 words, tell us about a program or initiative in your district that is engaging and inspiring youth to be change agents in their communities.

A photo reflecting the program or initiative must also be submitted with the entry.

Entry must be approved by the principal or district administrator. 

    Submission Deadline

    The winning district will be notified by March 1, 2021.

    Presented by Grand Canyon University and the Arizona School Boards Association