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Illinois Council for Exceptional Children

ICEC Post-Secondary Education Scholarship Dr. Lesley P. Graham SCHOLARSHIP

Guidelines & Eligibility Requirements

1. The applicant shall be an Illinois resident with verification of disability who plans to enter an Illinois college, university, trade or technical school.

2. The applicant must have a minimum of 2.5 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale in high school.

3. The applicant must submit the following:

a. A copy of their official high school transcript (please do not display the student’s SS#)

b. Evidence from the Individual Education Plan (IEP) indicating the student will be graduating from a special education program. (Please do not send the IEP).

c. A copy of official application of acceptance letter from an Illinois college, university, technical, or trade school.

d. A letter of recommendation from a special education teacher.

e. A letter of recommendation from an IEP team member.

4. The deadline for this application is Monday, March 19, 2018.



Dr. Lesley P. Graham Memorial Scholarship

Post-Secondary Education Scholarship

Application Form


Deadline: Monday, March 20, 2017

Name of Applicant: _____________________________________________________________________________

                                                First                                                         Last

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________

                        street                                                                        city                          state                         zip          

Home Phone: (____) ___________________ 

1. Education  

 Name of High School: ___________________________________________________________________________

 Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________                                               street                                                                        city                          state                         zip          

 Date of Graduation: ______________________

2. Extra-curricular Activities, Volunteer Jobs, Community Involvement 

Activity                           Position Held/Type of Involvement                                                    Date of Participation


3. Career/Major area of study Applicant plans to pursue in college, trade, or technical school:





 4. Work Experience

 Employer                                      JobTitle/Responsibilities                                                        Dates of Employment


5. Statement of Need (
describe why applicant needs this financial assistance in order to pursue a post-secondary education)

  1. Please attach the following: (Use this as a checklist. Missing items will impact the consideration of this application).

______ Official transcript (please do not display the student’s SS#)

_____  Evidence of high school enrollment in a special education program

(do not send entire IEP)

_____ Copy of acceptance letter from an Illinois college, university, trade,

or technical school

_____ Letter of recommendation from special education teacher

_____ Letter of recommendation from IEP Team member

_____ Deadline for this application is Monday, March 19, 2018.

If you have questions or comments please contact E. Paula Crowley at 309/438-8702 (W)



Please send the completed application to or via U.S. mail to:

Scholarship Chair

  1. Paula Crowley, Ph.D.

Illinois State University

Department of Special Education

Campus Box 5910

Normal, IL  61790-5910


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