School Administrators of Montana and its six affiliates recognize its members and the community through a variety of awards on both the local, regional and national level.  Nomination information and schedules are posted on each affiliate's website and distributed to the membership throughout the year.  


Award Opportunities

Nomination Window Is Open

October 1 Deadlines 

G.V. Erickson Award

  • The G.V. Erickson Award is given to a member of the School Administrators of Montana who has made the greatest contribution to the betterment of education in Montana; something that G.V. did throughout his career. This is the most honored award a school administrator of Montana can receive.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 G.V. Erickson Award - please click G.V. ERICKSON NOMINATION FORM - fill out this form completely and submit. 

Erdie Memorial Scholarship

  • Dr. John Jay Erdie was a Montana School Superintendent who was well known for his efforts in mentoring promising educators into becoming school administrators.  He realized the value of training and retaining quality principals and superintendents.  A Dr. Jay Erdie Memorial Mentor Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a deserving educator.  The purpose of the scholarship is to "train and mentor" new Montana school administrators.  The scholarship will be awarded to a school administration candidate who plans to begin and/or complete his/her administrative credentials and intends to work in a Montana school district.  Once the candidate has secured a position and notified the SAM office, a trained mentor will be provided through SAM's Mentor Program to assist during his/her first year on the job.
Applications are now available by clicking Erdie Memorial Mentor Scholarship Application 2018. Please download application and complete the form.  Please return this completed application with your resume by October 1, 2018 to


SAM Office
900 N. Montana, Suite A-4
Helena, MT   59601


2018-19 AASA National Conference on Education (NCE) Convention Incentive Award

  • The Montana Association of School Superintendents (MASSincentive award program is intended to provide a special opportunity for two (2) administrators to attend the AASA NCE for professional development.  The application can be accessed by clicking and downloading MASS AASA Convention Incentive Award 2018-19.  Applications will be due to MASS President-Elect, Mike Perry by September 12, 2018. 


2018 MASS School Board of the Year Award

  • The purpose of the award is to recognize and focus attention on the dedicated and ethical service rendered by school boards to the children of Montana.  Nominations for the MASS School Board of the Year may be submitted by any Montana Superintendent of Schools.  A committee reviews the applications and selects up to two (2) Outstanding School Boards in Montana.  The winners are announced at the annual MCEL Conference in October.  
Nominations are now open for the 2018 MASS School Board of the Year Awards.  Please click and download MASS School Board of the Year Award Nomination Form 2018.  Please complete the requirements of the form and send nomination by October 1, 2018 to:
SAM Office
900 N. Montana, Suite A-4
Helena, MT   59601



We are proud of the accomplishments of our members and supporters! Please take a few moments to read the information on the award and this year's winners!