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High School Scholarship

Nebraska Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) High School Student Scholarship Application

Nebraska CEC annually awards one $500 scholarship to a Nebraska high school senior.  The scholarship will be awarded to the most qualified applicant, as determined by the Nebraska CEC Scholarship Selection Committee.  

All scholarship applications must be emailed to nebraskacec@gmail.com by April 1, 2018.  The scholarship recipient will be mailed an official award letter and she/he will be invited to receive the award at our Nebraska CEC conference social event held on May 11th, 2018 at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. If the award winner cannot attend, the check will be issued to the student and mailed to the recipient by May 15, 2018.  It will be the responsibility of the recipient to provide Nebraska CEC with a current mailing address.  

Award Criteria:

Applicants must be a current high school senior with a verified disability according to Nebraska Title 92, Rule 51 within the previous two years.  The award will be based upon criteria set forth in the student application along with information submitted by school faculty member and resource teacher/guidance counselor.

Application Process:

To be considered for this scholarship, please submit the following:  

  1. Current resume detailing your involvement in various activities and the community.  
  2. Copy of your high school transcript.
  3. Scholarship Application Coversheet (attached).
  4. 1-2 page autobiography (12-point font) describing your post-secondary goals and how this scholarship would benefit reaching these goals.
  5. Teacher recommendation.
  6. Resource Teacher/School Counselor Form (attached).
  7. Parent Consent/release form (attached).
  8. Picture Release form (attached).

Application Deadline and Questions:  

If you have questions regarding the scholarship application, please contact NE CEC via email to nebraskacec@gmail.com.

To be considered for scholarship selection, the completed application packet must be emailed to nebraskacec@gmail.com no later than April 1, 2018.

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Teacher of the Year Award - 2018

Nebraska Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)  

Teacher of the Year Award Application

Nebraska CEC is excited to announce that we will be accepting applications for our Nebraska special education Teacher of the Year. The awardee will receive $500 and be nominated for the National CEC Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year award.  

All nominations must be emailed to nebraskacec@gmail.com by April 1, 2018.  The recipient will be mailed an official award letter and she/he will be invited to receive the award at our Nebraska CEC conference social event held on May 11th, 2018 at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. If the award winner cannot attend, the check will be issued to the recipient and mailed by May 15, 2018.  It will be the responsibility of the recipient to provide Nebraska CEC with a current mailing address.  

Award Criteria:

Applicants must be a current special education teacher working in a Nebraska school for the 2017-2018 school year.

Application Process:

To be considered for this scholarship, please submit the following:  

  1. NE-CEC application cover sheet (see below)
  2. Current resume  
  3. 1-3 letters of recommendation   
  4. 1-3 testimonials from students, parents, colleagues
  5. Picture release form

Application Deadline and Questions:  

If you have questions regarding the scholarship application, please contact NE CEC via email to nebraskacec@gmail.com.

To be considered for scholarship selection, or if you have questions the completed application packet must be emailed to nebraskacec@gmail.com no later than April 1, 2018.

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