CEC's Award Programs
Please note: The nomination cycle for 2014 is now closed.
The Council for Exceptional Children offers the following three annual award programs. All winners are acknowledged at the CEC Annual Convention & Expo, held every April.
The CEC Professional Awards recognize special educators who have advanced the field and the quality of special education service as well as CEC members whose contributions have moved the Council forward in significant ways. They include the CEC J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievment Award, the Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award, the CEC Special Education Research Award, the Outstanding CEC Leadership Award, and the CEC Business Award.
The CEC Student Awards and Scholarships recognize CEC student members and faculty advisors who have made outstanding contributions to the organization and to children with exceptionalities. They include the Outstanding CEC Student Member of the Year Award (undergraduate and graduate), the CEC Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarships, the Kayte M. Fearn CEC Ethnic Diversity Scholarship, and the Susan Phillips Gorin Award.
The Yes I Can! Awards recognize the accomplishments of children and youth with exceptionalities (ages 2-21). CEC selects winners for their outstanding achievements in one of seven categories: Academics, Arts, Athletics, School and Community Activities, Self-Advocacy, Technology, and Transition.
Please note: CEC no longer offers the Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship for minority students with disabilities.