Nominee must possess 3 or more of the following 5 qualities:

  • Demonstrates a resourceful, action-oriented approach to management, seeking out and seizing opportunities to find ways to surmount barriers.
  • Demonstrates successful problem-solving skills and is able to analyze situations and data to address challenges.
  • Demonstrates outstanding personal communication skills by treating people with courtesy and respect, and establishing excellent communication skills across a variety of individuals, organizations, state agencies and schools/systems.
  • Is a self-starter who collaborates with others and who has developed a strong peer support network.
  • Demonstrates the highest levels of integrity and professional standards of conduct by building partnerships which are guided by respect for others.


  • The application consists of the 2 page nomination form below
  • Nominations may be submitted by SSTAGE or non-SSTAGE members. Nominations may be made by an individual or group (teacher, principal, board member, parent, organization) as long as the nomination originates within the school system.
  • Applications must be complete in order to be considered.

Deadline: At least 8 weeks prior to a SSTAGE event

Selection Committee:

The SSTAGE Membership Chair(s) and the Membership Committee will oversee this process, review applications and present candidates to the board for final determination of recipient(s) with up to 3 recipients yearly.

Application For The Lynn Leloup Pennington Scholarship

Questions? Please email Wallace Blackstock or call him at (912) 429-2431.

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Number of years the nominee has served

Person(s) Making the Nomination

Nominee Endorsement

Briefly describe or give examples of how the Nominee exhibits at least three of the five following
qualities and how the Nominee has made a difference in the lives of students or educators:

(Please attach supportive data/documentation if needed)

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