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Judith Cary Leadership Memorial Scholarship

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Scholarship Description

The Judith Cary Scholarship, established by Judy Cary and the P. Buckley Moss Society in 1999, aims to support students pursuing special needs certification or undergraduate/graduate degrees in Special Education. The scholarship offers a $1,000 award to a dedicated student in this field.

Scholarship Details

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Open to Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students in Special Education
  • Application deadline: March 31

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to students regardless of financial need
  • Nomination by a P. Buckley Moss Society member (optional)
  • Must have completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate work (transcripts required)
  • Proof of acceptance into a specific program for teaching special needs students
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic, one personal, not from a relative)
  • Short essay detailing school/community/work activities and achievements
  • Essay (250-500 words) discussing career goals, teaching philosophies, reasons for choosing this career, and plans to make a difference in the lives of special needs students

Application Process

  1. Prepare all required documents and essays.
  2. Ensure transcripts and proof of program acceptance are included.
  3. Complete the application by March 31.
  4. Mail your application to the Society office at the address below:

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