Family Fellowship

Family Fellowship Guidelines

STAR NET offers Family Fellowships of up to $200 per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) to parents/guardians. The funds are used to reimburse the expenses of attending workshops, seminars or conferences which will help families help their child. In-state events are given priority. Applications must be received and approved before the event.

To apply you must be the parents or family member of a young child with an IEP under the age of 6 and live in North or West Suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, or Lake Counties.

The Family Fellowship can be used for reimbursement of certain expenses: Registration, travel, lodging (if applicable), child care, meals and other related costs. To apply, complete the online form below, download the application PDF (English) (also available in Spanish) or contact the STAR NET Region II office. Applications must be received and approved before the event.


Family Fellowship Application


Home Address
(Attach a copy of the registration form or other supporting documents)
Have you previously received a fellowship?

Type of fellowship

Family information

My child has an

Professional information

I serve children ages 3-5 with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs)

I am submitting this application for pre-approval. I understand that eligibility is limited to families of children Birth -5 years of age, with an IFSP or IEP, and professionals working with children with special education needs ages 3-5, in public school classrooms or settings. I understand that my application is subject to a review process and available funding, and that funding assistance will be in the form of reimbursement for expenditures.

Note: Applications must be received before the event.
Please send your completed application and any supporting documents to:

Family Fellowship/Professional Development
2626 S. Clearbrook Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4626

Fax: 847-278-5434