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 The Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund

 Application Packet

 

 The Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of assisting young men and women of the Christian   Faith in Clarendon, Sumter, Williamsburg, and Lee Counties with financial assistance in obtaining a college education.   The funds for this scholarship will be administered by the Selection Committee of the Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund   and the amount of the scholarship will be determined by the funds allocated from fundraising efforts.

 

 Please read carefully the requirements of the scholarship application process. All submitted information must be   postmark by the April 28, 2022 deadline.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Must be a resident of Clarendon, Sumter, Lee or Williamsburg County

  • Must be a (Junior) rising senior in good standings

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

  • Must have applied or considered  at least three colleges or universities

  • Active Member of a Christian based Congregation 

 

THE SELECTION PROCESS

 

 Recipients will be selected by a seven (7) panel judging committee. The judges will evaluate   

 eligible students based on, but not limited to the following criteria:

  •  Academic Record and Cumulative GPA 

  •  Quality of essay and recommendations

  •  Community service and leadership background

  •  Statement of financial need

  •  Submission of all application packet components

  •  Interview

 Winners will be notified by the Scholarship Fund Committee by May 14, 2022; all decisions are final. No submitted   material will be returned.  All applications not completed in its entirety will not be processed.

 

THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD DISBURSEMENT

 

 Scholarship awards are to be applied towards tuition, fees, books, supplies and/or equipment required at the educational   institution.  All scholarships will be disbursed directly to the college or university after verification of registration for the

 Fall semester or quarter. If the student is unable to attend in the fall the award will be returned to the scholarship fund.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

 The following information must be submitted as one complete package. (It will not be accepted separately):  

  • Completed application (must be typed).   

  • A current official transcript of all high school and college courses taken to date (the seal must appear on transcript). 

  • Copy of ACT/SAT Scores

  • A fifteen hundred (1500) word essay: The educational impact of Mr. Levi Pearson and Mr. Hammett Pearson in the 20th Century has significantly impacted the educational system in Clarendon County and the World in the 21st Century. Detail, in your own words, their roles in educational changes, and what are some of the significant changes that have occurred as a result of their impetus… particularly highlight changes that affected you and others in your/their academic pursuits.

  •  Please see the attached essay requirements)

  • A copy of the letter of acceptance from the college or university you plan to attend. (Senior Year)

  • Three (3) letters of recommendations are required: teacher, advisor or counselor, community leader or volunteer supervisor, adult mentor, youth minister or Pastor.  All letters must be signed and dated.  See the enclosed Recommendation Form to give to your references to help them in writing the letters.

  • One (1) professional school photograph (3" x 5" preferred, wallet-size accepted). Photos with watermarks will not be accepted

  • All materials must be postmark by the deadline to be considered. (April 28, 2022)

 

 

Additional Information

 The Levi Pearson Scholarship Committee reserves the right to use the name and/or photograph of scholarship award   recipients in promotional materials designed to increase awareness of the Scholarship Fund, and for soliciting funding  or  advertise fundraising events for the Scholarship Fund. By accepting scholarship awards, recipients agree to the above   statement.

 

 INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND

 YOU MUST SIGN AND DATE YOUR APPLICATION.

 

RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:

 

 The Levi Pearson Scholarship Committee

 Post Office Box 2194

 Sumter, SC 29151

 

 Questions/Concerns can be emailed to: LPSF2194@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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The Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund Application

 

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