Jodi Shapiro Memorial Award

Sponsored by the Shapiro Family
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About Award

The Jodi Shapiro scholarship awards are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who exhibit extraordinary abilities in sports, arts, community service and extracurricular activities beyond the classroom. The Awards Committee of the Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators has established this award to recognize students who have been in a special education program for 60% or more of the school day, qualified for the NYSAA, successfully met goals on his/her IEP and will meet the requirements for completion and will exit the district in June of 2021. These are awarded to students from Nassau and Suffolk County.

We are seeking nominations from our membership for the above. We ask that you review the criteria and fully complete a nomination form for a student to be considered.

Nomination Information contact: patluft@liasea.org.

Application Submission

Coming Soon Submission Date

Any incomplete or handwritten nomination form will not be considered. Please keep your entry limited to the space provided on this nomination form. The student selected will be invited to our annual awards luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, at which time a presentation ceremony will take place. This year our luncheon will be on Friday, June 4, 2021. School personnel are encouraged to attend and to make a brief statement highlighting the student’s accomplishments, characteristics, and reasons for the nomination during the ceremony.

Nomination Criteria

  • Student must have been in a special program for 60% or more of the school day for significant portions of his/her educational career and will meet the requirements for completion and will exit the district in June of 2021
  • Student must have qualified for the NYSAA
  • Student must have successfully met goals on his/her IEP
  • Students must exhibit abilities in sports or the arts, or community service
  • Student should have demonstrated evidence of community involvement beyond the classroom
  • Student’s future plans and transition should demonstrate they are deserving of this award
  • Student must be exiting the District in June of 2021
  • Completed Nomination Form, page 2 and 3 (only completed forms will be considered)
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