2018 Awards and Scholarships Timeline
Award Application Submittal: October 1 – November 15
Awards Review and Selection: November 16 – December 10
Award Recipient Announcements: No later than December 15
Awards Banquet: At IHSA Conference – February 5, 2019
IHSA Parent Scholarship, Post Secondary Education
Nominees must be attending an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education.
Award specific criteria
- The nominee must have a child enrolled in a Head Start/Early Head Start program for one or more years.
- The nominee must be a High School graduate, be pursuing a post-secondary education and submit proof of acceptance or enrollment in an institution of higher learning. These funds may be applied to the documented cost of tuition, and or books.
The applicant must submit responses for each of the following categories, in their entirety. Maximum point value for each category is indicated in parentheses.
Letters of Reference
The nominee must submit letters of reference from two people who know the nominee as a student (school personnel preferred), and as a parent volunteer in the Head Start/Early Head Start program. Applications that do not include two references will not be considered for this award. (20 points)