Grant Monies Available through McGhehey Memorial Education Trust

Since 1988, KASB, the M. A. McGhehey Memorial Education Trust, has been making funds available to education graduate students to assist with the cost of research for the production of a dissertation or thesis required for a graduate degree at a Kansas Regents institution or Washburn University. Since that time, a number of students have applied for and received assistance from the Trust fund.

Grants of $250 are available for an approved thesis and $500 for an approved dissertation. Scholarships are offered to graduate students in the field of education law or school finance. A student may submit a topic for consideration by the KASB selection committee. 

Questions concerning the application process can be directed to Dr. Brian Jordan, KASB director of leadership services, 800-432-2471.

To access a copy of the application, click HERE.

Candidates may submit topics in writing for review to the Trust for consideration or select from the general topic areas listed below.  Topics may be restated to narrow subject for research purposes.
  1. Procedures Utilized by Kansas School Boards in the Recruitment and Selection of Staff
  2. Teacher Satisfaction and Shared Decision Making
  3. Financial Factors Influencing Kansas School Districts Ability to Finance Facility Maintenance
  4. Building Administrators’ Participation in the Decision-Making Process
  5. Expenditures of Federal Funds by Public Districts in Kansas
  6. Kansas School District Education Systems and Incidence of Due-Process Hearings
  7. Negotiation Proposals and Final Agreement Language and Their Effect on School Districts of Kansas
  8. An Assessment of Knowledge about Tort Liability Law as Possessed by Public School Teachers and Principals
  9. The Loss of School Time for Students and Coaches Participating in Athletic Programs
  10. The Business Management Tasks of Principals: Elementary and Senior High Principals in Kansas
  11. Variables Associated with Student Dropouts
  12. A Study of Computer Assisted Instruction in Elementary Schools
  13. A Comparative Study of Fund Raising Practices of Selected School Districts in Kansas
  14. Alternative Junior High School: Model for Fundamental Education
  15. Effects of Teacher Morale
  16. Regulation of Private Schools
  17. The Work of Principals in Successful Schools
  18. The Relationship of School Principals to School Effectiveness
  19. Comparing Levels of Family Cohesion and Satisfaction of Parents with Schools
  20. Repair and Renovation in Selected Kansas Public Schools
  21. Teacher Attitudes toward Incentive Pay
  22. Knowledge and Learning Needs of First-Line Administrators in Public Schools
  23. Communication Networks in Schools
  24. Stress of the Public School Administrator
  25. Administration of Elementary or Secondary Schools in Kansas
  26. A Comparison of Political Attitudes of the NEA Elected Leaders with the General  Membership
  27. Comparison of Learning Channels of Special Students
  28. Studies of Principal Work Behaviors
  29. Children with Severe-Multiple Handicaps (Selected Areas)
  30. Studies of Applied Behavior Analysis
  31. A Study of Elementary School Students and Elementary Competency Test Results
  32. Microcomputer Uses by Building-Level Administrators in Kansas
  33. Beginning Teachers’ Inadequacies
  34. Improving the Instructional Leadership of Elementary Principals
  35. The Relationship of Complexity to Leadership Style in Kansas Schools
  36. An Attitude Survey of Kansas High School Teacher/Students
  37. Education as Vocation
  38. Assertive Discipline and Student Behavior
  39. Time Use by Principals of Schools in Kansas
  40. School Site Development
  41. Managerial Behaviors of Principals
  42. Adult Illiteracy in Kansas
  43. The Development of a Food and Nutrition Education Program in Kansas Schools
  44. A Comparison of Elementary Level Learning Disabled Students
  45. The Interrelationship of Reading and Writing
  46. The Effects of an Individual and Group Strategy on Students
  47. Critical Data Required for Utilization in School Facilities and Curriculum Planning
  48. Reader Processing Strategies
  49. Problem Solving Processes
  50. Assessment of Consumer and Economic Education in Kansas
  51. A Study of Participation in Continuing Education
  52. Teacher Characteristics and the Teaching Environment as Predictors of the Use of Inquiry Teaching
  53. An Examination of Continuing Education Needs
  54. The Effect of a Self-Management Method of Retention and Academic Performance of Students
  55. The Relationship of Problem-Solving Skills to General Intelligence among Selected Students
  56. The Impact of Employee Benefits on Teacher Absenteeism
  57. An Interpretive Model for Assessing Continuing Education Needs
  58. Can the Academic At-Risk Student be Salvaged?
  59. The Effect of Administrator Help on Teachers in Self-Directed Staff Development
  60. Student Attitude toward Science Technology
  61. Urban and Rural Public Elementary Principals and Teachers Perceptions of the School Library as Media Center
  62. The Effect of Participation Learning on Students
  63. Elementary Curriculum Materials and Their Impact on Children
  64. The Function of Illustrative Materials in Social Studies and Science