EDmarket Scholarships & Awards

EDmarket scholarship and award programs are a major part of promoting the next generation of leaders and recognizing outstanding service in the industry.

John L. Spalding Memorial Scholarship

John Spalding
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Since 1987, the Education Market Association (EDmarket) has provided an annual scholarship for their members and families. The John L. Spalding (JLS) Memorial Scholarship, awards $5,000 to an outstanding college student.

Congratulations to the 2024 JLS Winner: Soha Jashwant,
sponsored by Meteor Education

Soha Jashwant

The Chairman's Advisory Committee is pleased to award the 2024 John L. Spalding Memorial Scholarship to Soha Jashwant, nominated by Meteor Education. Soha is a 4.0 student at the University of Texas at Austin studying Health & Society. "This scholarship will unquestionably make a significant impact on my academic journey, and I am truly grateful for EDmarket's support," says Soha. Read More

Complete List of Past Recipients

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only employees of EDmarket member companies or individual members and/or their children are eligible.
  • Sponsoring EDmarket member companies or individuals are qualified only if membership dues are current for 2024.
  • Applicants must be entering or current student for undergraduate work.
  • Applications must be submitted by March 31.

Application Process

  1. Review the eligibility criteria to ensure you qualify.
  2. Prepare your application. All sections of the application must be completed including:
    • Educational Background
    • Community Service/Volunteer & Paid Work Experience
    • Essay
    • Endorsement Letter
  3. Submit your application before the specified deadline.
  4. Recipients will be selected by the EDmarket's Chairman's Advisory Committee and notified in April.

Questions? Contact Adrienne Dayton at adayton@edmarket.org or 301-495-0234.

David McCurrach Distinguished Service Award

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The David McCurrach Distinguished Service Award was first presented in 1989 in honor of a man who served as Executive Director of the Association from 1952-82.

The David McCurrach Distinguished Service Award is one of the most esteemed accolades that an active member of EDmarket can receive. This prestigious award is given annually to individuals who have shown exceptional dedication to the Association or made exceptional contributions to the industry over the years. It is an opportunity for the membership at large to recognize and honor those who have gone above and beyond to make a difference.

We encourage you to submit your recommendations for the award nomination process, as your input is critical to the selection process. Let's recognize and celebrate those who have made a significant impact, and inspire others to do the same.

2024 Service Award Nominations Now Open!

  • Receiptant of this award will receive the following:
    • life-time individual membership to EDmarket
    • Featured story in Essentials magazine
    • Awarded plaque and photo-op at the EDspaces 2024 Plenary in Houston, TX in November.
  • Nomination Deadline - September 30, 2024.
  • Selection Review by the Nominating Committee - October 15, 2024.

Congratulations to the 2023 McCurrach Winners:
  • Kathy Hurley — Kathy Hurley, LLC
  • Dr. Lennie Scott-Webber — INSYNC: Education Research + Design

Complete List of Past Recipients

Questions? Contact EDmarket Customer Service or call 1.800.395.5550 option 2.