School Services

- McKinney Scholarship

Cindy McKinney Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Cindy McKinney and her contribution to the field of special education.  Cindy, who lost her life in an automobile accident on February 23, 1994, was an alumna of Kankakee Valley High School and the University of Evansville. She taught in Texas and at Kankakee Valley before joining the staff of Cooperative School Services in the fall of 1993 as a behavior consultant.

As well as being an exemplary teacher, Ms. McKinney was involved in many church and community activities. Her family and friends established this scholarship to assist and encourage future and current special educators in their studies.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be a graduate of Benton Central, Frontier, Kankakee Valley, North Newton, North White, Rensselaer Central, South Newton, Tri-County or West Central. A panel of educators from these schools reviewed the applicants and the recipient was selected based on past academic achievement, qualities that lend themselves to the field of special education, future goals and financial need.


2022 Scholarship Information:

All materials should be mailed together in one packet and postmarked no later than April 1, 2022.
Please review Application for complete rules and requirements.


Cooperative School Services

It is the policy of the Cooperative School Services not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title II, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Questions and concerns regarding the policy compliance should be directed to:

Patricia Kem
Director of Special Education
Cooperative School Services
389 Saint Gaspar Dr.
Rensselaer, IN 47978

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