Competition Held Each Spring
The Wheeler Foundation Scholarships were established in 2011 to provide tuition assistance to students in the Department of Special Education who demonstrate financial need and who intend to work with students with disabilities in classroom settings. For 2023-2024, three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded. These scholarships will be provided to undergraduate students (juniors or seniors) or master students in special education.
Selection criteria for this year’s Wheeler Foundation Scholarship recipients include:
Interested students should submit a resume and a typed, maximum two-page statement describing their interest and plans to teach students with disabilities in classroom settings, and their financial needs.
Recipients will be determined by a selection committee and are expected to attend the College of Education Award Banquet during the 2023-2024 academic year.
Contact: Dr. Kary Zarate
Department of Special Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1310 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-0260 or firstname.lastname@example.org