Awards & Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2020 NSPMA Pat Cochrane Award of the Year!
Keith Watkins, CFD, Assistant Director of Facilities for the New Rochelle City School District, Rochelle, NY
Congratulations to the 2020 NSPMA School Plant Manager of the Year!
Anthony V. Amiano, CEFM, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds for the Berkeley Heights Public Schools, New Jersey

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In 2003, a document was created that identified the best practices of a high performing maintenance organization. This document, Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities, was conceptualized and developed by the School Facilities Maintenance Task Force of the National Forum on Education Statistics.

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2021 National School Facilities Masters Awards Program Application


The Pat Cochrane memorial award is given each year in honor of Pat Cochrane former Board member of the National School Plant Management Association. Pat always challenged the Association to look ahead, his vision of growing NSPMA to be a leader in the K-12 facilities area was always first on his mind. Training and outreach to its members was a priory for Pat in his position on the NSPMA Board. Each year this award is given to someone in the association who exhibits leadership skills, passion and a vision for the k-12 facilities in America.

2021 NSPMA Pat Cochrane Application


Do you have someone that has excelled and needs noticed for excellence? As a member you can fill out a form and submit this to the Board!

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2021 National School Plant Manager of the Year Award Application



The National School Plant Management Association seeks to assist students who are continuing their education

by offering scholarships to those pursuing an Technical / Trade Certification, Associate or Bachelor degree, especially in Facilities/Engineering

Any graduating senior, college freshman, sophomore, or junior is eligible to apply for a scholarship. A total of $5,000 has been budgeted for the program for up to five individuals based on the selection criteria (financial need, academic achievement, co-curricular participation, community service, and essay response). The individual scholarships range from $500 to $1,500 depending on candidate interest, evaluation results, and upon recommendation from the Scholarship Committee.

The NSPMA Board would like to clarify to their members that their children and grand-children are also eligible for these scholarship awards. When an member child and /or grandchild submits an scholarship application they should indicate in a cover letter the members name and school district for which they are employed.

2021 NSPMA Scholarship Application


The National School Plant Management Association (NSPMA) seeks to assist a qualified member who plans on continuing their education by offering a scholarship to an NSPMA member pursuing a Technical Certification, Associates or Bachelor degree to further their School Plant / Facilities Management Career.

2021 NSPMA Member Scholarship Application

2021 NSPMA Scholarship Winners

Madison Gray

It means a lot to be chosen as a recipient for this year’s NSPMA scholarship! This scholarship will help a lot in furthering my education. Thank you so much for the opportunity! – Madison Gray

John Leahy

I am very excited and honored to be a chosen recipient of this scholarship! I would be delighted to accept it! – John Leahy

Deniz Erdag