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How to Apply:


  • Member of PDK
  • Washington State resident
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in the field of education or educational leadership.
  • Pursuing a career as a school leader.

Applicants must submit:

  • Online Application Form
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (copies acceptable).
  • Position Paper (1000 words or less) addressing the applicant’s role as an educational leader.
  • One-paragraph summary of involvement and activities with PDK.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a major professor and one from a professional colleague, supervisor or peer attesting to the applicant’s qualifications.
  • Research prospectus or outline if applying for thesis or dissertation support.

Timelines and Selection:

  • Application and supporting documentation must be postmarked and submitted online at foundation@pdkwa.org no later than April 8, 2016.
  • Recipients are named by a selection committee of PDK Washington State.
  • Notification will occur by April 15, 2016.
  • The local finalists will require to attend at the PDK WA Conference on April 23, 2016, at the University of Washington, Bothell campus, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and will be honored at a ceremony at 9 am.
  • One $1000 award will be made annually.
  • Evaluation of successful or unsuccessful applicants is not provided.
  • Award payments will be made to the applicant’s institution by September 1, 2016.

Criteria for Selection:

  • Evidence of outstanding scholarship and demonstrated leadership and service
  • Service (consider professional, community, civic)
  • Commitment to the PDK tenets of leadership, research and service


Evaluation of successful or unsuccessful applicants is not provided.

Awards & Scholarships

The John and Brenda Armenia Scholarship


Online Application

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Supporting documentation:

  • Transcript
  • Position Paper
  • PDK Activity Summary
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • Research Prospectus (if applying for the research award)

Please combine all documents into a single pdf and submit directly to the president at foundation@pdkwa.org.