Jay 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 $1000 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.
The 2017 application process will open in June of 2017.
Patrick Audet, Associate Director
900 N. Montana Ave., Suite A-4
Helena, MT 59601
2016 Jay Erdie Memorial Scholarship Recipient
At the annual Montana Conference of Education Leadership held in Billings, Dan Rispens  of East Helena was selected as the recipient of the Jay Erdie Memorial Mentor Scholarship.  The award is sponsored by School Administrators of Montana, Montana Unified School Trust, and the Erdie Family.

                                 Dan Rispens shown here with the Erdie Family- Jennifer Hickok (Daughter), Karen Erdie (Jay's Wife),                                                    Kristie Erdie Williams (Daughter) and Sara Hickok (Granddaughter)