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 to TASA members 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.

    Applications will be accepted for the 2019-20 scholarships beginning in summer 2019.

    The recipients of the 2018-19 Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship were announced in January 2019.

    Scholarship winners