• Cecil E. Tate Scholarship

    Named after the late Cecil E. Tate, who spent nearly 30 years supervising special education programs in Chester County, the Cecil E. Tate Scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving special education senior presently enrolled in either IU or district-run classes in Chester County, regardless of exceptionality. This year, one $500 scholarship will be offered. The recipient may use the scholarship to help defray costs relating to post-secondary education. Examples of post-secondary education include: vocational training programs, adult education at the TCHSs, attendance at a proprietary trade school, or enrollment in college.

    Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 17, 2017.

    Cecil E. Tate Scholarship Committee
    c/o Lauren LaFountain
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
    455 Boot Road
    Downingtown, PA 19335
     
    Guidelines

    • Fill in all sections of the form using a typewriter or ink pen (print legibly).
    • Make certain all signatures are affixed at bottom of form.
    • Contact your two references and ask them to send letters of recommendation directly to Lauren LaFountain in a sealed envelope. One reference must be your special education teacher.
    • Ask your guidance counselor to attach your high school transcript to your application and send it no later than the due date to:
    Cecil E. Tate Scholarship Committee
    c/o Lauren LaFountain
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
    455 Boot Road
    Downingtown, PA 19335
    • Ask a teacher to sponsor you and sign the application accordingly.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • Applicants will be notified by May 1, 2017.

    Click here to download the application form
     and instructions.

    For more information, please contact
    Lauren LaFountain by email or by phone at 484-237-5057.

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