A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship

The A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship Fund is maintained through the cooperative efforts of the Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC), the Department of Education (DOE), and the Maine Council of School Board Attorneys (MCSBA), as a tribute to Ms. Phillips and her many contributions to children with disabilities throughout Maine.

Selection Criteria

  • Student with a disability(ies) identified under IDEA and Chapter 101

  • Student who is a resident of the state of Maine

  • Student going on to post-secondary education

  • Student with exceptional achievement in one or more of the following:

    1. Academics
    2. Extra-curricular, core-curricular
    3. Leadership
    4. Volunteerism


Applications must include a copy of each of the following, and be complete in order to be considered by the committee:

  • a profile of the applicant's background (100-150 words)

  • three letters of reference or nomination and at least one from the school administrator

  • a completed resume and/or vitae

  • an up-to-date copy of transcripts

 Scholarship Amount: $700