Sue Handy Scholarship 2021: Deadline Extended to April 12

The Springfield Education Association announces the application availability of the SEA/Sue Handy Scholarship. The scholarship is open to District #186 students and the children of SEA members who are pursuing a career in public school teaching.

The scholarship was instituted in honor of Sue Handy, a Springfield educator who taught at Butler Elementary for many years. Sue wanted to encourage students to become teachers and had dreamed of creating such a scholarship. Before she was able to put it in place, she lost her battle with cancer. The scholarship was instituted in honor of Sue Handy, and had been continued under the auspices of the SEA.

The due date for the scholarship application has been extended to April 12, 2021. Only the scholarship applications that contain all of the information requested will be considered for selection. Applicants must be available on April 21, 2021, for a virtual personal interview. The winner/s will be announced at his or her high school’s senior awards assembly, if applicable.

Each scholarship recipient will receive $5000 payable over four years with proof of enrollment along with a one-year membership into the Student-IEA program. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified the first week of May.