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 continuing leadership of Dr. Johnny L. Veselka, having served the association for more than 40 years, and serving as TASA executive director since 1986.

    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.

    See the 2017-18 criteria, guidelines, and timeline.

    Apply for a 2017-18 scholarship by midnight on December 10, 2017.

    Use this link to create a login that will allow you to save and return to the application before you submit it.


    The recipients of the 2016-17 Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship were announced in January 2017.

2017-18 Scholarship Timeline

  • September 10, 2017 – Application period opens.

    December 10 (midnight), 2017 – Applications and all accompanying documents due. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    No later than January 10, 2018 – Scholarship Committee to review applications. Award recipients to be notified.

    January 28-31, 2018 – Scholarship winners to be publicly announced and the awards presented at the TASA Midwinter Conference in Austin.