2017 Larry Graham Aspiring Principal Scholarship

Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals
The Aspiring Principal Scholarship is named in honor of former Alaska High School principal and AASSP Executive Director, Larry Graham, in recognition of his outstanding advocacy of the important leadership role of principals.  Any aspiring principal enrolled in a program leading to an Alaska Type B administrative Certificate is eligible to apply.

The annual scholarship is for $1500.  The scholarship selection committee consists of representatives from AAESP and AASSP.  The funding source for this scholarship is the proceeds from the annual Larry Graham Aspiring Principal Silent Auction, held during the President’s Reception as part of the annual Alaska Fall Principals Conference. Additional funds may come from donations received by private individuals or entities.

General Scholarship Criteria Information

  • Application packets must include:
    • Proof of acceptance into an accredited educational leadership program or other verification that they are working word a degree program leading to an Alaska Type B certificate.
    • A brief cover letter (one page) describing why you are applying for the scholarship;
    • Your personal vision statement for becoming an administrator including your professional goals for achieving this certificate (one page);
    • Two letters of recommendation; and
    • A current resume.
  • The two letters of recommendation must speak to your readiness and potential as an administrator.  The letters should be from an immediate supervisor (assistant principal or principal), a director, associate superintendent, superintendent or equivalent.
  • Scholarship recipient award criteria:
    • Annual scholarship award is $1500.
    • Awardee must complete the program within two years of initial enrollment.
    • Awardee must provide verification of enrollment prior to AASSP issuing the funds.
    • Checks will be issued once all scholarship application requirements have been satisfied.
    • Awardees can receive the scholarship only once.
  • The scholarship selection committee will consist of representatives from AASSP and AAESP.
  • Scholarship are dependent upon:
    • Verification of scholarship requirements being met each semester and verification of enrollment; and
    • Availability of scholarship
  • How to submit your paperwork:  The application packet in its entirety must be scanned into a single pdf file and emailed to apfscholarship@alaskaacsa.org. Subject:  Larry Graham
  • Application packets must be submitted electronically no later than October 16, 2017