School Administrators of Montana and its six affiliates recognize its members and the community through a variety of awards on both the local, regional and national level.  Nomination information and schedules are posted on each affiliate's website and distributed to the membership throughout the year.  


Award Opportunities

Nomination Window Now Closed

September 1 Deadlines 

G.V. Erickson Award

  • The G.V. Erickson Award is given to a member of the School Administrators of Montana who has made the greatest contribution to the betterment of education in Montana; something that G.V. did throughout his career. This is the most honored award a school administrator of Montana can receive.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 G.V. Erickson Award. To nominate, click HERE.

Erdie Memorial Scholarship

  • Dr. John Jay Erdie was a Montana School Superintendent who was well known for his efforts in mentoring promising educators into becoming school administrators.  He realized the value of training and retaining quality principals and superintendents.  A Dr. Jay Erdie Memorial Mentor Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a deserving educator.  The purpose of the scholarship is to "train and mentor" new Montana school administrators.  The scholarship will be awarded to a school administration candidate who plans to begin and/or complete his/her administrative credentials and intends to work in a Montana school district.  Once the candidate has secured a position and notified the SAM office, a trained mentor will be provided through SAM's Mentor Program to assist during his/her first year on the job.
Interested candidates must submit a resume and an application.  Completed applications must be returned by September 1, 2017 to the SAM office.  You can access the application by clicking the following link, Dr. Jay Erdie Memorial Mentor Scholarship.

2017-18 AASA National Conference on Education (NCE) Convention Incentive Award

  • The Montana Association of School Superintendents (MASSincentive award program is intended to provide a special opportunity for two (2) administrators to attend the AASA NCE for professional development.  The next convention will be held on February 15-17, 2018 in Nashville.  

    You can apply for the MASS sponsored AASA Convention Incentive Award by clicking HERE and downloading the application. Applications must be received by September 1, 2017. Completed applications need to be sent to the MASS President- Elect and Chairman of the Incentive Committee at this address:

    Cal Ketchum, Superintendent 
    West Valley Elementary School
    2290 Farm To Market
    Kalispell, MT  59901 

2017 MASS School Board of the Year Award

  • The purpose of the award is to recognize and focus attention on the dedicated and ethical service rendered by school boards to the children of Montana.  Nominations for the MASS School Board of the Year may be submitted by any Montana Superintendent of Schools.  A committee reviews the applications and selects up to two (2) Outstanding School Boards in Montana.  The winners are announced at the annual MCEL Conference in October.  
You can click HERE and access the information that you will need to nominate your school board! Nominations are due by Friday, September 1, 2017.  



We are proud of the accomplishments of our members and supporters! Please take a few moments to read the information on this year's winners!

Please note this page is currently under construction and additional award recipients will be added.