Arthur Marmaduke High School Counselor Award

Announcing the 2014 Arthur S. Marmaduke Award

The California Student Aid Commission is seeking nominations for the 2014 Arthur S. Marmaduke Award. This annual award goes to one outstanding California high school counselor who demonstrates exemplary skills in helping students fulfill their dreams of going to college. The candidate must be nominated by his or her school principal (or designee) by May 15, 2014.

Arthur Marmaduke was executive director of the California Student Aid Commission for 25 years from 1960 to 1985. He had a passion for seeing to it that students could go to college. The award was established in 1985 in his honor as the longest-serving executive director in the history of the commission, which was founded in 1955. Mr. Marmaduke also served as the first President of the National Association of State Grant and Aid Programs. He died in 2005 of Parkinson’s disease.

Visit our Facebook page at and share your stories and photos highlighting a special high school counselor who is making a difference by helping students get to college. To submit a nomination you must be a school principal or designee. Go to our website at and download the 2014 Arthur Marmaduke Award nomination form, complete the questionnaire and attach your responses. Nomination packets must be returned to the Commission by the May 15, 2014 deadline. For more information, contact Cheryl Lenz by email at Nominations can be submitted to the attention of “2014 Marmaduke Award,” by mail to: California Student Aid Commission, P. O. Box 419026, Sacramento, CA 95741-9026 or by Facsimile to 916-464-8045.

Nomination Form Arthur S. Marmaduke Award 2014

Marmaduke nominations 2014