Berryman Scholarship

2021 Dave Berryman Winner: Ricky Wilkinson

Our Berryman Scholarship recipient for 2021 is Mr. Ricky Wilkinson from Enid, Oklahoma. Mr. Wilkinson joined Autry Technology Center earlier this year as an Administrative Intern. Previously, he was an agriculture education teacher at Calumet High School in Calumet, Oklahoma. He has earned numerous honors including:

  • Outstanding Oklahoma Agriculture Education Teacher
  • Cement Schools Teacher of the Year Award

Our recipient strives “to be a servant leader who can make a positive change in the lives of others, by being uplifting and encouraging, sowing the seeds of success. To be the change.”

The Berryman Scholarship provides a $750 travel stipend and a complimentary basic conference registration for first-time conference attendees. Congratulations Ricky!

Berryman Scholarship

Award recipients receive complimentary registration and a $750 travel stipend for the Best Practices and Innovation in Career and Technical Education conference. Both of our latest recipients attended the 2021 Best Practices conference. Apply now for the 2022 Dave Berryman Scholarship to attend the 2022 Best Practices and Innovations in Career and Technical Education conference.

General Information

The Dave Berryman Leadership Development Scholarship is awarded annually to two administrators in career and technical education. The scholarship is designed to assist individuals to attend the NCLA/ACTE Best Practices Conference. Scholarship recipients are provided with a complimentary registration to the conference and a $750 travel stipend. This scholarship is only available to first-time attendees. The scholarship is not available to presenters.

Scholarship Application

Nominees must complete and electronically submit the application by August 15, 2022, to Thomas N. Applegate, Executive Director NCLA.

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The selection of recipients is based upon a nominee’s involvement in career and technical education, community, civic involvement, and philosophy of career and technical education.

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Scholarship Funding

The Berryman Scholarship is funded through a contribution by the family of the late Dave Berryman. Dave was an outstanding leader in career and technical education and worked tirelessly for the development and advancement of the National Council of Local Administrators of Career and Technical Education (NCLA). Upon Dave’s death, the family established the Dave Berryman Scholarship so that other administrators could have the opportunity to participate in the NCLA Best Practices Conference.