2019 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 16
Awards Banquet: At IHSA Conference – February 5, 2020
IHSA Staff Scholarship
Nominee must be attending an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education
Award specific criteria
The nominee must be a current Head Start/Early Head Start staff member.
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 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 staff person in the Head Start/Early Head Start program. Applications that do not include two references will not be considered for this award. (20 points)
How to Apply
Option 1. Download a copy of the questions and upload to the website when completed.
Download a copy of the application by clicking here.
Fill out the name and email section of the online application Form.
Upload your answers and references by clicking on the “Upload Documents” button.
Option 2. Complete the application entirely online.
Complete the entire online application form below and upload your references by clicking on the “Upload Documents” button at the bottom of the page.