Nominations Open For The 2013 Arthur S. Marmaduke Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Student Aid Commission is seeking nominations for the 2013 Arthur S. Marmaduke Award. This $1,500 award goes to one outstanding California high school counselor who demonstrates exemplary skills in helping students fulfill their dreams of a college education. The candidate must be nominated by his or her school principal (or designee) by April 19, 2013.

Arthur Marmaduke was executive director of the California Student Aid Commission for 25 years from 1960 to 1985. He had a passion for helping students get to college. The award was established in 1985 in his honor as the longest-serving executive director in the history of the commission, which was founded in 1955.  Mr. Marmaduke also served as the first President of the National Association of State Grant and Aid Programs. He died in 2005 of Parkinson's disease.

Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/csac.studentaidcommission and share your stories and photos highlighting a special high school counselor who is making a difference by helping students get to college. To submit a nomination you must be a school principal or designee. Go to our website at www.csac.ca.gov and download the 2013 Arthur Marmaduke Award nomination form, complete the questionnaire and attach your responses. Nomination packets must be returned to the Commission by the April 19, 2013 deadline. For more information, contact Cheryl Lenz at 916-464-8955 or by email at clenz@csac.ca.gov. Nominations can be submitted to the attention of "2013 Marmaduke Award," by mail to: California Student Aid Commission, P.O. Box 419026, Sacramento, CA  95741-9026.

For more information, please visit www.csac.ca.gov or contact Patti Colston at 916-206-1285.

SOURCE California Student Aid Commission



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