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A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship

Offered by Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC)

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 22, 2024
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

April 30, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Maine with a disability identified under IDEA and MUSER Chapter 101? If so, you may be eligible for the A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to multiple high school seniors from Maine who have a disability and demonstrate impressive academics, extra-curricular activities, leadership, volunteerism, work ethic, and exceptional achievement in their ability to overcome disability. If you’re from Maine, have a disability, and demonstrate these traits and/or achievements, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC)

The Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC) believes in, and advocates for, the right of all students to receive a free and appropriate public education. They provide support to our members, opportunities for professional growth to Maine educators, and leadership in shaping policies and practices which impact the quality of education for children with disabilities.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Other Category





Applicants must hold a current identified disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Maine Unified Special Education Regulations (MUSER) Chapter 101.

Application information

In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a completed application and a copy of the first page of their Individualized Education Program (IEP) that lists the student’s disability for the current school year.


Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship winner will be announced: May 31, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC) at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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