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 honored at the TASA Midwinter Conference each January.

    Applications are now open for the 2019-20 scholarship cycle. Learn more.

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

    Scholarship winners


  • July 15, 2019
    Online Scholarship Application Available

    September 30, 2019
    Scholarship Applications Due

    October 15-November 15, 2019
    Judges Review Applications

    By December 1, 2019
    Scholarship Winner(s) Notified

    January 27, 2020
    Scholarship Winner(s) Honored at TASA Midwinter Conference