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 has provided an annual college scholarship for EDmarket members and their families. This year, the scholarship amount was increased from $2,500 to $5,000, reflecting the steep rise in educational expenses. JLS scholarship applications are judged by the Chairman's Advisory Committee and have been awarded to very talented students over the years.


  1. Employees of Education Market Association (EDmarket) member companies and/or their children are eligible.
  2. Sponsoring EDmarket member companies must be current in their dues to qualify.
  3. Scholarships are soley applicable for undergraduate or graduate programs.
  4. Applications are considered to be completed when they are typed and all information is fulfilled, including signature, date, and all other requested data.
  5. Applications must be emailed to adayton@edmarket.org by September 30, 2021.

Past Winners

  • 2018 Matilyn Garvin, sponsored by GA School Supply
  • 2017 Carly Degard, sponsored by Sharp School Services, Inc.
  • 2016 Jeffrey Drew Henize, sponsored by Teacher Created Resources
  • 2015 Mikalya Rolfs, sponsored by School Specialty
  • 2014 Hunter Winslet, sponsored by Scholarcraft

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David McCurrach Distinguished Service Award

David McCurrach
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Deadline: 9/8/21

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. This prestigious award is given annually to an active EDmarket member who has exhibited dedication to the Association or contributed special outstanding services over the years.

The membership at large can submit recommendations during the leadership nomination process for review and selection by the Nominating Committee. Complete section 3 of the EDmarket Nomination Form by September 8, 2021, for Committee consideration.

Past Winners

  • 2019 Julie Ryno, Diversified Woodcrafts
  • 2018 Greg Moore, MooreCo
  • 2017 Gregory Cooney, Frank Cooney Company
  • 2016 Doug Jehle, Teacher Direct
  • 2015 Jamey Firnberg, School Aids

Complete List of Recipients