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Jeena Greenwalt Scholarship

Jeena Greenwalt, a former twenty-year NEDSRA employee, including three as NEDSRA’s Executive Director, died on May 30, 2015 at the young age of 49. Jeena is fondly remembered for so many reasons, but mostly for her relentless SPIRIT, her ENTHUSIASM and LOVE for life, her ever-present SMILE, her relentless COURAGE, and the positive IMPACT she had on the lives of the individuals she touched – especially those of our NEDSRA Participants.

Each year at our annual Reach for the Stars celebration, we award a NEDSRA participant with the “Jeena Greenwalt Spirit and Scholarship Award.” This award will be given to an individual who most exemplifies and demonstrates the traits of Jeena.

Apply today!

In order to qualify for the Jeena Greenwalt Scholarship, the applicant must:

Be a NEDSRA Resident

Have participated in at least one year of NEDSRA programs

Forms must be received by September 23, 2022 to be considered. A selection committee consisting of members of the NEDSRA Board of Trustees and staff will determine the award winner. Award winner will be announced during the Reach for the Stars Ceremony.

Fill out Application here!
Submit completed application to Jerry Barton.

Mail: NEDSRA Attn: Jerry Barton, 1770 West Centennial Place Addison, IL 60101

For more information or to submit the applicants photos/video, please email Jerry Barton at

Jerry Barton



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Help keep the Annual Jeena Greenwalt Scholarship going! Make a donation today, and provide the opportunity of recreation and social experience to a NEDSRA participant!

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