Welcome to the website for Spring Valley High School's Education Foundation!

We are the 'academic boosters' for Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, dedicated to ensuring success for students at every level of learning.   We help fund free after-school tutoring and testing for all of SVHS's 2000+ students, as well as awarding grants for unfunded and underfunded academic needs.

Did you know? SVHS is a Math, Science and Technology Magnet, training our state's rising stars in research,  biotech, healthcare, renewable energy and more. 

Support Spring Valley and link below to donate to the Viking Challenge!

Viking Golf Tournament

posted Jul 25, 2018, 10:50 AM by damick@richland2.org

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Members Club at Woodcreek Farms

2017-2018 Senior Scholarship Applications

posted Apr 17, 2018, 10:59 AM by damick@richland2.org   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 11:08 AM ]

Please copy the following link in your browser to link to the 2017-2018 Senior Scholarship Application 


 Endowed and Memorial Scholarships Spring 2018


Alan H. Brill Facial Plastic Surgery Scholarship - $500

To be awarded to a "turn-around student", who has changed course and overcome significant obstacles in order to pursue his/her education. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

 W. Ben Nesbit Scholarship - $500

This scholarship is given in honor of Dr. Ben Nesbit, SVHS Principal 1977-1992. It is awarded to a student graduating from Spring Valley who is the son or daughter of a faculty or staff member of Richland School District Two. The student must have a strong school and personal record in academics and in school or community activities.

 Dr. Gregory C. Owings-$500

This scholarship is given in honor of Dr. Greg Owings who served as Principal of SVHS from 1999 to 2012.  The recipient must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, must be accepted to and attending the University of South Carolina

 Wes Brown Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

This scholarship is given in memory of Wesley R. Brown, a 1997 graduate of Spring Valley HS and a 2001 graduate of the University of South Carolina. Wes enjoyed all sports including his four years playing football for Spring Valley and was an avid USC fan. Applicants should have a "B" or above average, have participated as an athlete, a cheerleader, a trainer or manager, or have other involvement with student athletics, be accepted and planning to attend USC, and need financial assistance.

 Ashley Nicole Dent Math & Science Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

This scholarship is given in memory of Ashley Dent, a Discovery student at SVHS in 2006, who died during her Junior year. Ashley was an Honors student, Varsity soccer player and lettered in cross country. Ashley's infectious smile and love of life was evident to all who knew her. Ashley planned to major in medicine and her goal was to be an orthopedic surgeon. Applicants should be highly motivated students, planning to major in Math or Science, have a "B" or above average and are active in sports. Scholarship will be paid directly to the university the recipient attends.

 Matthew Ryan Jones Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Matt was a 1999 SVHS graduate who died at age 20 after a courageous life-long struggle with cystic fibrosis. Despite many challenges, he valiantly pursued his goals and dreams and attended Clemson University before his death. Applicants must be: highly motivated students, unable to attend college without financial assistance and be accepted at either Clemson or USC. $500 will be awarded for each semester of the recipient's 1st year of school and will be paid directly to the University.

 Wendy Noel Lippincott Memorial Scholarship - $1000 

This scholarship is given in memory of Wendy N. Lippincott who graduated from SVHS and attended Clemson University before her death. Any female student who will attend Clemson University, has a "B" or above average, is active in sports and school activities and has not received other scholarships is eligible. The applicant need not be in the top part of her class or have financial need.

 Stefanie Martin Memorial Scholarships- $1000

These two scholarships are in memory of Stefanie Martin, a 2014 SVHS graduate.  Stefanie had an accident, which resulted in a major back injury but was still determined to run on the SVHS cross country and track team.  Stefanie was a freshman at Clemson University when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  She passed away 3 months later.  The recipient must have a GPS of 3.5 or higher, plans to continue their education at a community college, a technical or trade school or a 4- year college and has dealt with a hardship or major difficulty in their life.  Examples of this are major illness or injury, family hardships, immigration from a different country, losing a loved one, etc.  The candidate is expected to write an essay about this hardship and how he/she dealt with it.

 Ethel McDuffie Overton Lea Memorial Scholarships-$1000

This scholarship was established by Dr. Jim Overton's, former member of the SVHS Guidance Department, in memory of his mother, who was an educator. Multiple merit-based $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to individuals who demonstrate a sincere and active commitment to learning, focused extracurricular involvement and unique character. Applicants should submit a copy of an essay used in their college application.

 Zemar D. Roberts Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Zemar was a 2002 Spring Valley HS graduate who was a Student Government Officer and played in the Viking Band. He graduated from college while serving in the Navy and Marines. After completing his military service he continued to serve his country as an employee of the Veteran's Administration. In all aspects of his life, Zemar's infectious smile and upbeat spirit were his trademarks. This scholarship is given in his memory by former teachers and friends to be awarded to a student who demonstrates leadership qualities and perseverance in overcoming significant obstacles in order to pursue his/her education. Applicants must have 1) a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA, 2) participated in one or more extracurricular activities at SVHS, 3) be accepted to and planning to attend 2 or 4-year college or university, and 4) demonstrate the need for financial assistance.

 J. Corey Stringfellow Art and Writing Scholarship Fund-$1,000

This scholarship is given in honor of Corey Stringfellow, a student at SVHS, who died in 2013 at the end of his sophomore year.  Corey was an A-B student with a unique talent for art and writing.  The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be active in sports, enjoy writing and plan to major in Art Studio, Graphic Design or a similar field of study.

 Eddie Benton Memorial Scholarship- $1000

This scholarship was started as a way to honor the memory of Eddie Benton, A SVHS graduate and employee with the Richland School District Two Maintenance Department for nearly 30 years.  Applicant must plan to attend a Technical College or Trade School and have a 2.0 GPA or higher and be of good character.

Tickets for 32nd Annual Auction on sale

posted Feb 16, 2018, 8:23 AM by damick@richland2.org   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 9:52 AM ]

Please join us on Saturday, March 3rd at 6 pm at R2i2 located in The Village at Sandhill.

Scholarship Applications are now being accepted

posted Mar 31, 2017, 8:05 AM by damick@richland2.org

Scholarship listings and applications are now available under the Scholarships Tab.  Applications will be accepted until April 21, 2017

Thank You to everyone that participated in the 31st Annual Auction.

posted Mar 30, 2017, 9:29 AM by damick@richland2.org

  Over $60,000 was raised to support students and teachers! 

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posted Jan 22, 2017, 3:32 PM by damick@richland2.org   [ updated Jan 22, 2017, 3:32 PM ]

Tickets are now available for The 31st Annual Spring Valley Auction

Follow this link to purchase tickets or to pre-register

Mark your Calendars!

posted Feb 4, 2013, 9:45 AM by jcorning@richland2.org   [ updated Dec 7, 2016, 11:23 AM by damick@richland2.org ]

31st Annual Auction
Saturday, March 4, 2017
at R2I2 starting at 6pm

Multicultural Food & Arts Family Festival

posted Feb 4, 2013, 9:03 AM by jpaddock@richland2.org   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 6:50 AM by cwells@richland2.org ]

Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:30 – 3:00p.m. at SVHS
Bring the whole family and help us celebrate the rich and amazingly diverse cultural heritage of our student body and their talents in the performing and visual arts!  Admission is $3/adult, $2/student over 6 or $10/family of any size.
Taste fantastic homemade ethnic dishes in Thor's Fest Hall (Cafeteria) from Bangladesh, China, Colombia, France, Greece, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Turkey and the United States until 4:30 p.m.   Tastes are two for $1, lemonade or punch $.50.
Performances: Alegria Dance Studio (Arab dances), Hip Hop dance, Mariachi singer, Korean songs and dance, SVHS award winning Concert and Chamber Orchestras, traditional Bengali dance, SVHS Latin Dance Club, Indian songs, Dent Middle School Blue Diamond  Steel Pan Drums, Bollywood dance, Team 1 Martial Arts and the SVHS International Club Fashion Show.
Booths: Henna Painting, Face Painting, International Karaoke, International Dress Up (take a picture with your phone!) , Origami, The Rising Star (African Art, Jewelry & Fashion), Coffees, AYUSA International Student Exchange Program, Stop Hunger Now, France & Doctors Without Borders Bracelets, and T-shirts.  

Student artwork will be on display.

Donate an ethnic dish for the tasting and bring it beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Wear your native costume!~
Proceeds from the event will help fund classroom academic needs and the FREE After School Tutoring & Testing Program open to all students on a drop in basis Monday-Thursdays with faculty tutors.   

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