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Offered by Illinois Federation of Teachers
The Carl J. Megel Special Education Scholarship is funded by the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), an organization dedicated to fighting for equitable funding for education, as well as economic and social justice in schools and communities in the state of Illinois. Each year, their Carl J. Megel Special Education Scholarship awards $5,000 to a special education student to help them fund their schooling. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be special education students, be sponsored by an IFT (Illinois Federation of Teachers) member, and meet the below eligibility requirements.
High School Senior
In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants should submit an online application, their Individualized Education Program (IEP), and the below application materials.
Essay describing how the applicant has overcome setbacks in their life
Proof of enrollment
Letter of Recommendation
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