Mary Alice Buchanan Memorial Scholarship 
Criteria for Selection and Application Form

Leota Brown Memorial Scholarship 
Criteria for Selection and Application Form


The Illinois Head Start Association (IHSA) awards the Mary Alice Buchanan and Leota Brown Scholarships to promote professional growth and development in the Head Start Community.

Both awards support college education for a Head Start Parent, Head Start Staff Member or a former Head Start Child.  The Illinois Head Start Association Scholarship Review Panel will select final scholarship recipients.  Each selected winner will receive a $750 educational scholarship.  In addition, the winner will be recognized at the IHSA Annual Training Conference during the Scholarship and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Illinois. 

All applications must be received by close of business (5:00pm) on Friday, January 13, 2017.  Applications can be received electronically via email to neguez@ilheadstart.org OR mailed to the IHSA Office,

3435 Liberty Drive, Springfield, IL  62704.

Have questions or need assistance?  Please contact your center's Supervisor.