Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship Program

  • TASA established the Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship in 2013-14 to honor and provide financial assistance to outstanding doctoral students pursuing careers in educational leadership, with particular emphasis on the superintendency. The scholarship recognizes the leadership of TASA Executive Director Emeritus Johnny L. Veselka, who retired as TASA executive director in 2018 after serving the association for nearly 44 years.

    TASA annually awards scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each as the number and quality of applicants allows. Scholarship winners are announced and the awards are presented at the TASA Midwinter Conference each January.

    To apply for the 2018-19 scholarship, complete and submit the online application and accompanying materials.

    The recipients of the 2017-18 Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship were announced in January 2018.

    2018 recipients

2018-19 Scholarship Timeline

  • September 12, 2018 – Application period opens.

    December 10 (midnight), 2018 – Applications and all accompanying documents due. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    No later than January 8, 2019 – Scholarship Committee to review applications. Award recipients to be notified.

    January 27-30, 2019 – Scholarship winners to be publicly announced and the awards presented at the TASA Midwinter Conference in Austin.