EPic Alumni and the Scott Morgan Award

Overview: EPic Alumni and the Scott Morgan Award

EPic Alumni are leaders in education (and EP Alumni) who are currently working on behalf of underserved students. In their roles, which represent all levels in education organizations, they demonstrate results toward achieving education equity and opportunity in many ways: innovation, “intrapreneurship,” entrepreneurship, community advocacy and empowerment, and more.

Read our press release announcing 10 EPic Alumni.

2016 Scott Morgan Award Winner Announced

At Education Pioneers' 2016 National Conference, Eldrin L. Deas was awarded the 2016 Scott Morgan Award for demonstrating the most remarkable impact on improving equity and opportunity for all students, and received $10,000 to advance his leadership.

Anjelica Hardin Hall and William P. Jackson were named runners-up and each received $2,500.

Read the announcement.

EPic Alumni Video from Education Pioneers on Vimeo.

Meet Our EPic Alumni

Of our 10 EPic Alumni, three will be named as finalists for the Scott Morgan Award. The EPic Alum who demonstrates the most remarkable impact on improving equity and opportunity for all students will be given the Scott Morgan Award and a $10,000 prize. Two runners-up will each receive $2,500. The winner and runners-up will be announced in November at our National Conference.

Learn more about what it means to be EPic.

2016 EPic Alumni 
Meet our 10 EPic Alumni and learn more about the meaningful and inspiring work they're doing to bring equity and opportunity to underserved students.

Eduardo Briceño

 

 

Eldrin Deas

AJ DeLeon

 

 

Christine Green

Anjelica Hardin Hall

William Jackson Brian Pick

Robert Sepeda

 

Andy Shin

Nicole Young
2016 Semifinalists
We're proud of these 17 candidates who are also making a difference to improve outcomes for students. You can learn more about their work by clicking on their name below.

What does it mean to be EPic Alumni?

EPic Alumni make change for underserved kids. Period. Through their work they make a marked difference in improving equity and opportunity for all students, and especially for historically underserved communities—low-income students and students of color, specifically.

Change happens in a lot of ways: innovation, “intrapreneurship,” entrepreneurship, community advocacy and empowerment, and finding ways to work smarter, better, and more effectively in your role (no matter what it is or what level you’re at) to make a difference.

In addition to focusing on the “what” of their work, EPic Alumni prioritize equally how they work: with courage. With optimism. With collaboration. With action. And in everything they do, they highly value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and keep people—students, teachers, families, and communities—at the core.

EPic Alumni are committed to excellent leadership as a lever for change. They not only seek to grow as leaders themselves, but also want to grow the other leaders in their organizations and in their communities.

How do we measure the difference EPic Alumni make? Tell us how your work impacts underserved students, and connect it to your vision and any measurable results you can demonstrate. Show us what change you’ve made, and we’ll show the world that you’re EPic.

History of the Scott Morgan Award

The first Scott Morgan Award was given to and in honor of Education Pioneers’ Founder and CEO, Scott Morgan. Education Pioneers’ Board of Directors chose to honor Scott on Education Pioneers’ 10-year anniversary in 2013, in recognition of Scott’s leadership and work on behalf of underserved students.

Through $15,000 in awards ($10,000 for the Scott Morgan Award and $2,500 each for two runners-up), we are providing honorees with financial support to invest in a system or resource to help a mission-critical project, to offer organization-wide professional development, or receive individual professional development or executive coaching. We believe that supporting leaders to increase their impact will help create meaningful change at scale that underserved students deserve.

We are thrilled to showcase our EPic Alumni at our 2016 National Conference: Leadership. Innovation. Progress.

Read our press release announcing EPic Alumni and the Scott Morgan Award.

Eligibility

All Education Pioneers Alumni working in roles within the education sector are welcome to apply. Please note that you must be an EP Alum to be eligible for recognition and the Scott Morgan Award.

Nomination and Application Process

Nominations and applications are closed for 2016. We'll announce our EPic candidates in August 2016.

Questions?

Please review these Frequently Asked Questions.