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SEF Accepting Applications for John Cary Scholarships

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The Special Education Foundation's John Cary Scholarship program was established in 2016 to honor the former SSD superintendent's dedication to excellence and advocacy for students with disabilities.

Each year, SEF awards five $5,000 scholarships to students entering post-secondary education, choosing recipients who embody John Cary's valued traits: resiliency, courage, and determination.

Application Process for the John Cary Scholarship:

  1. Students intending to enroll in a four-year college or university can submit their application, along with their school transcript, through the SEF website.
  2. Upon receiving a student's application, SEF reaches out to the student's SSD teacher to complete the Teacher Application on the SEF website and provide a letter of recommendation.
  3. The selection process takes into account the financial need and teacher recommendations.
  4. Applications undergo review, and students are chosen by an SEF committee.

Student applications and teacher nominations are accepted now through January 26, 2024. Learn more about John Cary Scholarship program and apply today.