Dr. Sue M. Corbin Lead the Way Scholarship

Established in 2022, this scholarship was created to encourage and support individuals who intend to study the science of Special Education.

Dr. Sue M. Corbin’s professional career as Assistant Director of Special Education for Whitley County Consolidated Schools fueled her passion for the science of special education.

Sue began her college studies at Purdue University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Preschool/Kindergarten Education. She then went on to receive her Master of Science degree from Indiana University of South Bend, with a focus on physically and emotionally handicapped students. In 2007, she obtained her Special Education Director’s license from Ball State University and extra training in Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2018, Sue completed her Doctorate Degree in Philosophy of Educational Leadership from Indiana State University.

This scholarship was established to help future educators in the hopes that they will look for the beauty in every soul they touch. Sue’s wish is that educators in the Special Education field teach students to love themselves and have pride in who they are with the gifts they offer.


 Columbia City High School graduate or graduating senior who intends to study the science of Special Education.


 Student must display servant leadership qualities and plan on attending a two- or four-year institution of higher learning with the intent to study the field of Special Education.

This criteria may be expanded to include:

  • an adult learner returning to college to pursue a degree as a Special Education teacher;
  • a second or third year college student pursuing a degree as a Special Education teacher;
  • a Speech Therapist who wants to work in the schools; or
  • an individual pursing a degree as a School Psychologist.

“As true servant leaders, may they turn challenges into opportunities and learn from each student’s perspective.” – Dr. Sue M. Corbin

Apply here.

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