The Go the Extra Mile (GEM) Award ($1,000), funded by the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, goes to a YSHS senior who has been on an IEP (Individualized Education Program) during all or part of their Yellow Springs public school experience and will be attending either an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in an uninterrupted academic program. The amount of the award is $1000, which will be given in one payment to the student once their college acceptance has been verified and they have graduated from YSHS. The student must: 1. Qualify as an IEP student according to the 13 disability categories under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). 2. Reside within the Yellow Springs school district and have graduated from Yellow Springs High School. 3. Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college or university as a full-time student in an uninterrupted academic program.