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Paul L. Johnson Scholarship

The Paul L. Johnson Scholarship for Emerging Evaluators, honors former Washington Evaluators Board member, Dr. Paul Johnson.  In the spirit of Dr. Johnson's strong belief in broadening the professional pipeline for young evaluators, the scholarship fund provides support for graduate students working toward a degree in evaluation, or an evaluation-related field. This scholarship will support the costs of attending the American Evaluation Association's annual conference, and the number of scholarships available is dependent on the amount of donations collected. The American Evaluation Association's Student Scholarship Committee will make the selection(s) and Washington Evaluators will publicize the winner(s).

To support the Paul L. Johnson Scholarship, make a direct contribution using the form below. Contributions to the Paul L. Johnson Scholarship for Emerging Evaluators may be tax-deductible, under the Washington Evaluators' designation as a 501(c)(3) organization, registered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 

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Dr. Johnson’s Biography

A Cleveland native, Paul Luther Johnson studied sociology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1966 and a master’s degree in 1968.  He later earned a doctorate in sociology from Syracuse University in 1978. Paul died Dec. 5th, 2012, at his home in Bethesda after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Terrie Nelson, and a sister.

He was a past President and Treasurer of the Washington Evaluators, the local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association. His other memberships included the Swedish-American Cultural Union and Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda.

Dr. Johnson spent much of his career as a health policy evaluator. He settled in the Washington, DC, area in 1984 to work for the Public Health Foundation. He joined the Department of Health and Human Services in 1988, becoming a planning and evaluation specialist. He worked as a scientific program evaluation specialist with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health from 2001 until retiring in 2009.

Source:  The Washington Post

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