The Dave Berryman Scholarship

2018 Dave Berryman Winner: Brian Sarvello

The winner of the 2018 Dave Berryman Scholarship is Brian Sarvello. Brian is the CTE & Technical Middle College Director at the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency in Marquette, Michigan. Brian is an outstanding educator having won numerous awards and commendations including school district teacher of the year and county outstanding educator. He is active in Michigan and national ACTE. As the Berryman Scholarship winner Brian received a $750 travel stipend and complimentary registration to attend the 2018 Best Practices and Innovations in CTE conference in Louisville, KY, September 2018.

Apply now for the 2019 Dave Berryman Scholarship to attend the 2019 Best Practices and Innovations in Career and Technical Education conference in Tucson, Arizona, September 25-27, 2019. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2019.
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.
The Selection Process
Selection of recipients is based upon a nominee’s involvement in career and technical education, community, civic involvement and a philosophy of career and technical education.
How To Apply
Berryman Application

Nominees must complete and electronically submit the application by August 15, 2019 to:

Thomas N. Applegate, Executive Director

**When saving your completed application, be sure to select "print" and change the printer option to be PDF. This will ensure no data is lost in the saving process.
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.

Mission Statement

To provide information, professional development and networking to CTE administrators that result in excellence and innovation.


To contribute to the nation's economic prosperity through the promotion and development of excellence in career and technical education.