• Student Awards
  • Scholarship
  • SASA Scholarship Application
  • SASA Grants

Phoenix Award

Given to 3 students (elementary, middle, and high) who have overcome great hardships or road to achieve notable success. These can include low socio-economic status, ESOL, family hardship, disability, or any other similar circumstance.

Student Leader Award:
Awarded to three students (elementary, middle, and high) who best exemplify consistent leadership qualities both in school and in the community.

Post Secondary Education Scholarships: Seniors graduating from a SCPS high school, with a parent that is a full-time employee of the school district, are eligible for this scholarship. One scholarship recipient from each of the 9 high schools.

Student Scholarship

As a continuing affirmation of its support of Seminole County and its youth, the Seminole Association of School Administrators has established a program that annually awards one scholarship for each high school.


The applicant must submit the following in a completed packet:

  • A completed application
  • An official copy of his/her high school transcript
  • A copy of his/her most recent report card
  • ONE (1) letter of recommendation from his/her principal or assistant principal
  • ONE (1) letter of recommendation from a counselor or a teacher
  • A 200-300 word essay outlining his/her career goals and reason for applying

Additional Requirements

The scholarship award may be used at any of the following Florida public institutions:

  • Vocational/Technical school
  • Junior/Community/State College
  • Four-year college or university

CONTACT: Felicia Naidu if you have questions call 407-320-0322 or email felicia_naidu@scps.k12.fl.us

Awards Application Deadlines

Class of 2021 – postmark deadline is March 5th, 2021

ATTN: Felicia Naidu-ESSS
Seminole Association of School Administrators
400 E. Lake Mary Boulevard Sanford, FL 32773


SASA Recognizes Leadership

Member Awards

Above and Beyond Service Award: This award is for a member who has demonstrated outstanding service to SCPS in its continual goal of improving the quality of education.
Lamp of Knowledge Award: This award is for a member whose guiding light is the beacon of knowedge inspiring and motivating current and future SCPS leaders.  
Community Partner Award: For a member of the community who has made outstanding contributions to the field of public education.
Emerging Leader: This award is for a full time member who is newer to leadership and is making significant contributions to the profession and demonstrates potential for leadership and service.  THe recipient of this award must be within their first three years of their leadership position.
Raymond L. Gaines Leadership Award  Purpose:  This award is made in memory of Raymond L. Gaines, former Executive Director of Secondary Schools for Seminole County Public School. 
The recipient of this award should be an individual who is: an Instructional Leader with Integrity, committed to students, honest, dedicated, courageous, a team player. The recipient has: evidence of actively mentoring students, adults, or promising leaders, done something above and beyond with a subgroup, high quality learning opportunities for students, made exemplary contributions to the profession and the community.  Eligibility:  Minimum five years as an administrator.
Dr. Anna-Marie Cote Award of Instructional Excellence and Equity. This award will be given each year to an SCPS administrator who demonstrates a passion and unflinching dedication to innovation, strategic planning, and those best practices which promote excellence and equity in education. The recipient of the Dr. Anna-Marie Cote Excellence and Equity Award will be an individual who: 
1) Champions Research-Based Practices, 
2) Engages in Courageous Communication about Excellence and Equity for ALL, 
3) Eliminates Barriers to Inclusion, 
4) Forges Pathways for Advanced Opportunities, 
5) Mentors and Develops Future Leaders from Underrepresented Groups within SCPS, and 
6) Involves Families and the Community in this Shared Vision.