The Arthur S. Marmaduke Award is an annual award recognizing an outstanding California high school counselor who demonstrates exemplary skills in helping students fulfill their dreams of going to college. Each year, the California Student Aid Commission solicits nominations recommending a California high school counselor who demonstrates effectiveness for serving students in preparing for and pursuing their higher education. The candidate may be nominated by his or her District and County leadership, fellow school counselor/teacher, school principal, or another site administrator.
Arthur S. Marmaduke was the Executive Director of the California Student Aid Commission for 25 years from 1960 to 1985. 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.
The winner will be chosen by the California Student Aid Commission and announced in the spring of 2020. The award, which includes a plaque and $1,500 check will be presented at the awardee’s high school.
The Nomination Period for the 2019-20 Award is Now Open
Questions: Please contact Susanne Cieri at firstname.lastname@example.org
To nominate someone who deserves state-wide recognition by his/her peers to be the next Arthur S. Marmaduke Award High School Counselor of the Year Award Winner, review the criteria below and follow the guidelines.