An extraordinary amount of money is provided by our local donors as an investment in you and your future!



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An extraordinary amount of money is provided by our local donors as an investment in you and your future!

  • An extraordinary amount of money is provided by our local donors as an investment in you and your future!
  • Last year, 83 South High graduates received $764,374 in total gifts.
  • These are truly gifts—NOT entitlements!

Last year, fifteen scholarships were chosen by South’s Scholarship Selection Committee

  • Last year, fifteen scholarships were chosen by South’s Scholarship Selection Committee
  • The majority of scholarships are chosen by outside, community donors. South High staff are not involved in the selection of any of these scholarships. So, your application and its essay/statement, must do a fine job of presenting who you are and why donors should invest in you!
  • You may not be eligible for all of the scholarships we will be awarding. (For example, some scholarships are for specific majors. Others may be awarded just on the rank within your class!)

Other scholarships are only for South students who have taken traditional “mortar” classes (without ANY online/charter classes.) Do not panic! This is a minority of scholarships.

  • Other scholarships are only for South students who have taken traditional “mortar” classes (without ANY online/charter classes.) Do not panic! This is a minority of scholarships.
  • Students will be eligible for scholarships chosen specifically by the South High School Selection Committee, if he/she received first semester grades from South High during his/her senior year. Preference will be given to students who have attended South High School for their entire four years of high school.

Other scholarships may be focused only on character! What does your referral history look like? How many unexcused absences do you have? Are there extenuating community circumstances?

  • Other scholarships may be focused only on character! What does your referral history look like? How many unexcused absences do you have? Are there extenuating community circumstances?
  • In other words, the criteria varies greatly from one scholarship to another.

Access the local scholarship application on our website, underneath the Redwing logo at: http://www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/schools/south/academics/counseling.cfm

  • Access the local scholarship application on our website, underneath the Redwing logo at: http://www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/schools/south/academics/counseling.cfm
  • Only typed or computer-generated applications will be accepted—NO handwritten applications! Families without computers are encouraged to use the South High computers in the IMC prior to the deadline date!
  • Completed applications are due to the Counseling Center no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3rd—NO exceptions!

Notice the top-right side of page 1!

  • Notice the top-right side of page 1!
    • Cumulative G.P.A. un-weighted/weighted
    • ACT composite score
    • School secretaries will add this to your application once you turn it in
    • This information will assist the selection committees/donors when looking at academic criteria

College(Including Technical School) You Were Accepted To:

  • College(Including Technical School) You Were Accepted To:
  • Plan to Attend: We ask this as some scholarships may only be for a public university, a two-year technical school, etc.

“Why Do We Ask About Your Intended Major?” Some scholarships may only be for specific majors (for example, an award may be specifically for a person who majors in education/teaching). We recommend that you put down a major—not “undecided” or “liberal arts”.

  • “Why Do We Ask About Your Intended Major?” Some scholarships may only be for specific majors (for example, an award may be specifically for a person who majors in education/teaching). We recommend that you put down a major—not “undecided” or “liberal arts”.

“Why Do I Need to Provide My Elementary and Middle School Information?” Some scholarships are given to students who attend a specific elementary or middle school.

  • “Why Do I Need to Provide My Elementary and Middle School Information?” Some scholarships are given to students who attend a specific elementary or middle school.
  • Did Either Parent Attend College/University/Technical College?: check NO if they do NOT have a four-year bachelors, two-year associates, or a technical school certificate of training.

“Why is Family Financial Information Requested?” Some scholarships have as a criteria a family’s financial need. Also, the number of children in the family and the number of family members in college may play an important factor for recipient selection!

  • “Why is Family Financial Information Requested?” Some scholarships have as a criteria a family’s financial need. Also, the number of children in the family and the number of family members in college may play an important factor for recipient selection!
  • Please specify any changes. . . Has a parent become unemployed? Large medical expenses? We ask for this as it may NOT be apparent in the 2015 tax return.

Some scholarships may require a review of applicant’s current transcript in their selection process.

  • Some scholarships may require a review of applicant’s current transcript in their selection process.

Be thorough for both high school and community involvement.

  • Be thorough for both high school and community involvement.
  • Leadership positions are especially important—make yourself stand out from other students, BUT be HONEST!!! Quality vs. Quantity!
  • Mr. Hein, Activities Director, will need to sign off on the profile page to verify your activities listed! Get his signature BEFORE you hand in your application to the Counseling Center.

Describe your educational and personal goals and how you plan to finance them.”

  • Describe your educational and personal goals and how you plan to finance them.”
  • It is important that you write a thorough response, reflective of who you are. Your voice and personality need to shine through.
  • The essay could be the item that pushes your application to the front of the line.
  • It may also be used in case of a tie breaker.
  • Seek advice from an English teacher or family member to proofread or edit
  • Spelling! Spelling! Spelling!

Essay Rubric Handout

  • Essay Rubric Handout
  • Essay #1: My mother had once told me, “Education is the key to success”. I want to become a teacher. Growing up an Asian American, I was placed into the English Second Language Program. I grew to despise this program, because I thought it was nonsense. There were always teachers around to help me with everything from reading to writing. Never had I ever thought about the impact on the education that was

Given to me to support me in school and be a better person. This program taught me that I should use what is availables a teacher, my goal is to help kids find themselves through education. I want to contribute to building a strong, independent and hardworking generation that will soon lead our future. I want to be a part of the making of this future, but right now my generation is the future.

  • Given to me to support me in school and be a better person. This program taught me that I should use what is availables a teacher, my goal is to help kids find themselves through education. I want to contribute to building a strong, independent and hardworking generation that will soon lead our future. I want to be a part of the making of this future, but right now my generation is the future.
  • I plan to finance college from student loans. I also plan to work a part time job to help pay off these student loans. After finishing school, I hope to find a job in the education field and

Become a staff member in some great school. Eventually, i will paying off my student loans.

  • Become a staff member in some great school. Eventually, i will paying off my student loans.

From an early age, my parents nurtured my love of reading. My favorite genre was nonfiction; I loved reading books involving topics such as space and dinosaurs, but books about history and the role of government were always at the top of my list. Looking back, however, one topic comes to the forefront as a favorite: historical women. My parents always made sure to provide me with books about powerful and inspiring women, from Harriet Tubman to Eleanor Roosevelt. My love for women’s history can be explained by a single anecdote: in third grade, my class was tasked with researching, dressing

  • From an early age, my parents nurtured my love of reading. My favorite genre was nonfiction; I loved reading books involving topics such as space and dinosaurs, but books about history and the role of government were always at the top of my list. Looking back, however, one topic comes to the forefront as a favorite: historical women. My parents always made sure to provide me with books about powerful and inspiring women, from Harriet Tubman to Eleanor Roosevelt. My love for women’s history can be explained by a single anecdote: in third grade, my class was tasked with researching, dressing

Up as, and presenting as a historical figure. Many of my classmates chose athletes, past presidents, or pop divas. I chose Sandra Day O’Connor. The day of our presentations was one of the most frustrating days of my elementary school career, because I continuously had to explain who I was dressed up as, and why she was important. While my education no longer provides the opportunity to dress up as super cool historical ladies, my love for women’s history has translated into a more grown-up passion for feminism, women’s rights, and female empowerment. This is why I wish to

  • Up as, and presenting as a historical figure. Many of my classmates chose athletes, past presidents, or pop divas. I chose Sandra Day O’Connor. The day of our presentations was one of the most frustrating days of my elementary school career, because I continuously had to explain who I was dressed up as, and why she was important. While my education no longer provides the opportunity to dress up as super cool historical ladies, my love for women’s history has translated into a more grown-up passion for feminism, women’s rights, and female empowerment. This is why I wish to

Pursue a degree in international relations, with an eventual goal of working in human rights law. I chose this major because I want to be a leader when it comes to policy changes in the developing world. I have been passionate about women’s rights ever since I can remember, and I want to turn this passion into a career that matters, and can have a real impact.

  • Pursue a degree in international relations, with an eventual goal of working in human rights law. I chose this major because I want to be a leader when it comes to policy changes in the developing world. I have been passionate about women’s rights ever since I can remember, and I want to turn this passion into a career that matters, and can have a real impact.
  • Although I have been certain about my career plans for a few years, my financial plans have always been less certain. In order to finance my education, I hope to utilize a combination of

School-specific scholarships and financial aid, as well as outside scholarships. I will also be taking out loans, as needed. I plan on entering law school immediately after the completion of my undergraduate degree, I hope to have a relatively low amount of debt. Because of this, and because I cannot afford to pay for college on my own, I have dedicated a significant portion of my senior year to applying for scholarships,

  • School-specific scholarships and financial aid, as well as outside scholarships. I will also be taking out loans, as needed. I plan on entering law school immediately after the completion of my undergraduate degree, I hope to have a relatively low amount of debt. Because of this, and because I cannot afford to pay for college on my own, I have dedicated a significant portion of my senior year to applying for scholarships,

From specific colleges as well as general scholarships. I will also be working full-time this summer, and saving money for my education.

  • From specific colleges as well as general scholarships. I will also be working full-time this summer, and saving money for my education.
  • When it comes to personal goals, they are very much tied to my educational and professional goals. I have always had a desire to make a difference and an impact, whether that is in my community here in the United States or abroad. Throughout my high school career, I have tried my best to do this

By volunteering at various community organizations. These range from the John Michael Kohler Arts Center to Nourish, which provides free lunch to children. While I have enjoyed my time volunteering, living, and learning in Sheboygan, it is time for me to broaden my horizons and attempt to make change elsewhere. By pursuing a degree in international relations and an eventual career in human rights law, I can make this impact, and be instrumental in policy changes affecting human rights around the world.

  • By volunteering at various community organizations. These range from the John Michael Kohler Arts Center to Nourish, which provides free lunch to children. While I have enjoyed my time volunteering, living, and learning in Sheboygan, it is time for me to broaden my horizons and attempt to make change elsewhere. By pursuing a degree in international relations and an eventual career in human rights law, I can make this impact, and be instrumental in policy changes affecting human rights around the world.

See bottom of page 3.

  • See bottom of page 3.
  • Sign page 3, too!

Thanks for attending this presentation.

  • Thanks for attending this presentation.
  • Feel free to see your school counselor or Mrs. Stubbe in the Counseling Center if you have any questions about this scholarship application (or any other scholarship question, for that matter).
  • REMEMBER: The due date is Friday, March 3rd by 4:00 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Good luck!

SPEF Administered Scholarships

  • The Sheboygan Public Education Foundation
  • (SPEF) www.the-e-foundation.org

List of Administered Scholarships

  • Check website for updated list
  • Every Scholarship REQUIRES A Personalized Essay
  • WHY?....Because The People/Family or Business Who Are Donating Money For The Scholarship, REQUIRE It.
  • Essays Have Been Open Since September 15, 2016
  • It Is THEIR Choice What School/Profession/Career Choice Receives THEIR Money

Scholarship Application Procedure/Information

  • March 3, 2017 is DEADLINE. (Office or postmarked)
  • Check out SPEF online...www.the-e-foundation.org
  • Scholarship tab and “pull-out” tabs...READ & FOLLOW

Scholarship Flowchart

  • Complete One Local Scholarship Application
  • One “Official” High School Transcript
  • Select Scholarship
  • Follow Specific Scholarship Requirements/Deadline
  • Call us: 920-208-7667 with questions BEFORE deadline date

Essay Hints

  • READ, READ, READ, READ, The Bio For Each Scholarship BEFORE You Start Writing….It Will Give you Hints/Clues On How To “Slant” Your Essay
  • Show Your Personality...Don’t Be A Stick In The Mud...You Can Be Happy...Funny...etc. (Appropriate Tone)

Essay Hints

  • Essays provides the student’s unique voice and personality…beyong the transcripts, test scores, organizations, etc..
  • Describe a personal experience that has affected your life or exposure to your chosen career field. Or it can provide details of a personal situation that had an impact on your academic record.

Essays That Catch The Eye

  • A student who shares a glimpse into his or her personal story
  • Example: Student who summarized her life from the perspective of the family’s card table…great descriptions on how the family’s card table was there for birthday parties, pumpkin carving, family pot lucks, Christmas, Thanksgiving, graduation, religious events....a “creative” way of sharing her personal story and her career goals.

Essay Set-Up

  • Yes, Spelling And Grammar Are Important… Unless “You Ain’t Got None There One Time Hey Uh!”
  • Do Not Write Like You Talk Or TEXT
  • Stay Within The Word Count Or Page Count
  • 12 pt. Times Roman
  • TYPED….Double Space
  • NO Additional Items Or Pages UNLESS Call For From Scholarship

Proofread Your Application/Essay

  • When Completed….READ Your Essay Out Loud (Parent...Not Friend)And Listen To The Words...Do They Make Sense?
  • Write With a Heart...Not To Impress Use With Your Vocabulary
  • Be Yourself

School Essay

  • “Some” Scholarship Donors READ the LOCAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP Essay For Their Winners And They DO NOT Have A Separate Essay/Questions
  • Do Not “Blow Off” Your School Essay
  • Take care and time when writing ANY essay because it is a reflection of you.

If Your Receive A SPEF Scholarship, YOU MUST…

  • READ the packet on Scholarship Night…It contains directions for you to follow!
  • WRITE a THANK YOU to the donor.
  • YOU must communicate with SPEF…NOT your parent or guardian…HIPPA Laws.
  • Meet transcript/registration deadlines. Do not wait until the semester starts to ask for your scholarship monies.
  • ****Any scholarships not requested BY Nov.. 1 and March 15, will not be distributed to recipients.****


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