Applications are hosted on the Submittable platform. You will be asked to create a secure account when completing an application which will allow you to see the status of your submissions. For more information, or if you need help with the online applications, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEF accepts applications for critical needs at any time.
The Foundation provides immediate funding for critical needs to help individual students succeed in and beyond the classroom.
Adaptive & Assistive Equipment
SEF accepts applications for adaptive equipment at any time.
Through a grant from the Tilles Foundation, SEF is able to support SSD students by purchasing adaptive equipment that allows positive social interactions, fosters independence, and builds confidence. The grant provides funds for not only augmentative communication devices, but also adaptive equipment and technology.
Teachers should fill out the initial application. Once the application is received, SEF will contact the parent(s) to complete the Parent application. Both forms are required to complete the application process.
SEF accepts Kid-to-Camp applications at any time.
Camp programs help to maintain social skills and educational momentum for students with disabilities over any extended academic break.
Classroom Innovation Grants
SEF is no longer accepting applications at this time. Applications will re-open in August 2024.
Our Classroom Innovation Grants support innovative projects that enrich the learning experience in and beyond the classroom.
The John Cary Scholarship
SEF is no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.
The John Cary Scholarship will be awarded to seniors bound for post-secondary education who reflect the characteristics most admired by John Cary – resiliency, courage and determination. Students, with the assistance of their parent(s), should complete the initial application and submit it online. Once the application is received, SEF will contact the teacher to complete the Teacher application form. Both forms are required to complete the application process.
Fred Saigh Leadership Academy
SEF is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Leadership Academy.
The Fred Saigh Leadership Academy broadens student horizons beyond the classroom through new and unique community-related opportunities. An SSD teacher must recommend a student for the Leadership Academy and complete the online Teacher Nomination form. The student must fill out and submit the Student application. Both forms are required to complete the application process.
DUE February 20, 2024