Family Involvement Grants

Each year, MAESP awards six Family Involvement Grants, each in the amount of $500.  The grants are intended for schools that wish to create and implement programs and activities that encourage families to become more involved in school and their children’s education. The money must be used for a project(s) that will involve as many families from the school community as possible and should have a direct impact on students.  Recipients of the awards are expected to share the results of their project with the MAESP membership with a poster display at the Annual Principals' Conference in Cambridge, MD.  For more information contact Nick Shockney,

Ken Mann Scholarship

Based on Dr. Kenneth Mann's dedication and work for 29 years to his local school system as well as MAESP, this scholarship has been developed in honor of his accomplishments.  The $1000.00 award will be offered annually to recognize a successful elementary teacher education applicant whose qualifications meet the outlined criteria. For more information contact, Beth Allshouse,

National Distinguished Principal

The National Distinguished Principals (NDP) program promotes educational excellence for pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade schooling and calls attention to the fundamental importance of the school principal. The program honors principals who have exhibited extraordinary leadership, commitment to their students and staff, service to their communities, and contributions to the profession, including their professional associations. The NDP program is in its 26th year.  For more information, contact Terry Ball at


CEASOM Edna May Merson Scholarship Award 

The Council of Educational and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland (CEASOM) scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Edna May Merson who graciously supports the scholarship with a $1,000.00 donation each year.  Dr. Merson, currently living in Pennsylvania, served as President of CEASOM from 1976-1977 and as Executive Director for 13 years, retiring from the position in 2006.  A dedicated educator and leader, Dr. Merson graduated from Towson State Teacher’s College in 1945 and went on to have an outstanding career in education as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.

Each year CEASOM recognizes two individuals with a $1,000.00 scholarship each.  The applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program working toward Administrative 1 Certification.  Applications are available online at MAESP or on the CEASOM website  All applications are due by December 31, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Hershberger, Executive Director of CEASOM at