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Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship Recipients 2014-Present

TASA established the Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship in 2013-14 to honor and provide financial assistance to outstanding doctoral students pursuing careers in educational leadership, with particular emphasis on the superintendency.

2022 Scholarship Recipients

LaTonia Amerson and Sharon McKinney were selected as recipients of the 2022 Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship and will be honored at the 2022 TASA Midwinter Conference. LaTonia Amerson, a school assistant superintendent in Aldine ISD, is working toward her doctorate in educational leadership at Sam Houston State University. Sharon McKinney, superintendent of Port Aransas ISD, is working toward her doctorate in education leadership from West Texas A&M University. Read more.

LaTonia Amerson

Aldine ISD

Sharon McKinney

Port Aransas ISD

2021 Scholarship Recipients

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Cicely Alexander

Lubbock ISD

Michelle Rinehart

Full-time Graduate Student

Carla Amacher

Carla Amacher

Round Rock ISD

Mike Rockwood

Mike Rockwood

Lamar CISD

2019 Scholarship Recipients

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Marny Doepken

Clear Creek ISD

Courtney Jerkins

Midway (12) ISD

Elmer Avellaneda

Corsicana ISD

Mya Kendrick-Mercer

Round Rock ISD

Tanya Larkin

Pampa ISD

2017 Scholarship Recipients

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Jharrett Bryantt

Houston ISD

Anitra Makoni

Fort Worth ISD

Ramiro Nava

Somerset ISD

Christi Morgan

Sunnyvale ISD

Erich Morris

Magnolia ISD

Kim Tunnell

Mineola ISD

Jeanette Winn

Karnes City ISD

2015 Scholarship Recipients

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Yvonne Hernandez

Edgewood ISD

Aaron Peña

Midway ISD (12)

Cynthia Webber

Northwest ISD

Ashley Stewart

Graham ISD

DesMontes Stewart

Garland ISD

Gilbert Treviño

Floydada ISD

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