• Applicants must be graduating seniors heading to college.
• Applicants must have at least one parent or legal guardian who is a school employee.
• Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, career goals and character.
This scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Stacy Burroughs. Dr. Burroughs has dedicated his life to education. During his teaching career in Indiana, he taught music to middle and high school students. He later went on to supervise student teachers working toward teaching degrees at the University of Illinois in Springfield.
For the last 38 years of his career, he represented and helped educate teachers and support professionals on behalf of the Illinois Education Association. In 1985, the IEA Representative Assembly nominated and hired Dr. Burroughs as the first IEA Educational Support Professionals Director. He held this position until he retired in 2010. As the ESP Director, he worked to bring recognition to the contributions that support professionals, such as custodians, bus drivers, and cooks, made to the education system across the state.
Before retirement, Dr. Burroughs dedicated his career to training, representing and advocating for school employees. This scholarship recognizes the dedication and hard work of school employees by assisting their children in their educational pursuits.
Applications will be taken October 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. The Burroughs Education Scholarship award will be announced in late February 2019.
Burroughs Education $2,500 Scholarship Winner for 2018 Megan Ng!
Megan Ng is a senior at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. She achieved a stellar GPA despite a rigorous course load, participation in multiple extracurricular activities, and volunteering for her local humane society. Amanda Ameling, Megan’s AP Human Geography teacher and cross country coach, applauds Megan for routinely challenging herself to learn, both in and out of the classroom, in order to positively influence the world around her. In fact, Megan’s goal to become a registered dietitian nutritionist is rooted in a strong desire to help others to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
This scholarship recognizes the dedication and hard work of school employees, such as Megan’s mother, Amy Ng, a teacher assistant at Springbrook Elementary School in Naperville, by assisting their children in their educational pursuits. Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices is proud to sponsor the Burroughs Education Scholarship.