The John Cary Scholarships are given in honor of John Cary, former Superintendent of Schools for the Special School District. As superintendent, John gave tirelessly of his time to students, staff and parents. A hallmark of John’s leadership was the caring and generous hand he extended to the Special Education Foundation. The John Cary ScholarshipS will be given to graduating students who receive services from the Special School District of St. Louis County – special education and/or technical education. The selected students will reflect the characteristics most admired by John Cary – resiliency, courage and determination.
The Special Education Foundation’s John Cary Scholarships are for $5,000 and can be used for tuition only. The scholarship must be used during the 2019-2020 school year.
All applications must be complete for consideration and must include a copy of pages 1 and 2 of Form 1040 from the family’s most recent tax return. Selection is determined by a committee comprised of SEF Board, SSD Board, SSD Superintendent, former superintendents and Carol Cary.
Items considered for awarding of scholarships are:
Student Essay - The essay should focus on student resiliency and determination to succeed.
Letters of Recommendation - Two letters are required. One letter should be from the student’s SSD teacher
(TEACHERS WILL SUBMIT THEIR LETTERS SEPARATELY)
. The other should be from a professional (school counselor, minister, etc.) Letters should reflect student’s determination to succeed, his/her achievement beyond expectations and provide specific examples of each.
You will have an opportunity to upload supporting materials at the end of the online application.
The absence of any one of these requirements will disqualify your application or adversely impact its evaluation.
The essay must be written by the student and be specifically to the Special Education Foundation’s mission. It must also state why the scholarship is requested and how it will benefit the applicant.
The application must be complete. All information must be submitted in the application form. Attachments, such as resumes in place of the information requested in the form, will NOT be accepted.
Writing should be clear and accurate.
All information should be received by SEF as one unit, except for the teacher's letter of recommendation. SSD teachers will submit their letters separately.
Student Transcript-Official copy not required.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 11, 2019
Questions? Email Jeanine Aubuchon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeanine at 314-394-7030.
There is no way to save your submission, please complete the application it it's entirety at one time.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE!