Eligibility for the Arthur S. Marmaduke Award is open to all California high school counselors who meet the following criteria:
2016-17 Nomination Period is now closed. Watch for future updates on the 2017-18 award.
Candidates for the Arthur S. Marmaduke Award can be nominated by:
There is a two-step process for nominations:
To evaluate all the nominations, the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) convenes a selection committee consisting of Commission members and member of the Commission Staff. Using scoring guidelines aligned with the nomination questions, along with consideration for FAFSA/CADAA completion rates, committee members identify the nominations that best address the prompts and distinguish themselves as exemplary.
Once a winner is decided upon, the Commission will contact both the nominee and the nominator. They will then choose a date for the award ceremony at either a school staff or district meeting in April or May.