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 Support Staff of the Year

This award celebrates the important contribution of staff who work in administration, family services, facilities, food service, transportation, and health.

Award specific criteria

  • The nominee must work as a Head Start/Early Head Start para-professional administrative assistant/secretary or program support person to one or several content areas.
  • The nominee must have been a program employee for at least three years.

The nominee 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 them as a supervisor or supervisee, personally, or as a member of or volunteer in the community. The letters should be no more than one typewritten page each. Applications without two references will not be considered for this award. (20 points)

Please complete the form below

Name of support staff being nominated *
Name of support staff being nominated
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