P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

We are looking for an outstanding young woman to present as a candidate for our 2021-2022 STAR scholarship.  P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization committed to educating women.  We have chapters throughout the US and Canada and support six philanthropies including the STAR scholarship and Cottey College, a two-year college (with several baccalaureate programs).  The STAR Scholarship is a very competitive award:  we are looking for a prospective candidate who is an outstanding example of excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and potential for future success.

An informal brochure describing the eligibility requirements are attached below.  After reviewing this information, a committee will interview prospective candidates in September or early October and determine the young women who most closely personifies the eligibility requirements. All applications will be submitted online.  You may refer to our website, http://www.peointernational.org for general information.

Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program

The Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP) provides a leadership development program for juniors and seniors in high school chosen for their character rather than academic standing.

The basic tenant for the YLDP is that a person’s character is more important than anything else in the ability to lead others and be a true leader. This program provides immense scholarship support for students with exceptional character and leadership abilities who might otherwise have been overlooked.  There is a mandatory orientation for the students is September 21 at Thompson High School.  Completed student applications received by September 13 will receive 5 bonus points for the program.

Students interested in representing SCHS in this program should pick up a YLDP packet in the guidance office.

Youth Leadership Shelby County

The program is offered to students in the 11th grade in Shelby County. Application packets are due Friday, September 17th by 5pm. Selected participants will be notified by October 1, 2021.

The Youth Leadership Shelby County program is designed to encourage young people to be socially, conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision and opportunity to lead. The 6 month program meets on the first Tuesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. There is no cost to participate in the program. The LSC Alumni Association provides funding for the youth program valued at $795.00 per student.