Apneet graduated from Foster High School in Tukwila, WA, and was a Running Start student at Highline Community College. He was president of the Highline Business Student Association and a member of Junior Achievement and the Honors Outreach Committee. Apneet lettered in baseball and received the Coach’s Award. He served his community through Christian Faith Outreach, as the organizer of a food drive, and as a science tutor. Apneet is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi. He was on the Vice President’s Honor Roll at Highline and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
My Message to High School Seniors
To start off, I would like to congratulate you for making it this far. High school is a matter of only a few more months, and most of you will be going off to your first college experience. With that said, I would urge you to apply for the Sullivan Leadership Award. I understand this is asking for more of your valuable time and work on top of the already long and complex application process of just applying to a university. I can recall spending countless hours trying to perfect my personal statement, supplement essays, scholarship essays, resume and many more application pieces. This entire process was not easy and doesn't take a couple hours. It takes thought, dedication and will. It is pretty normal to stress about applying to universities and scholarships like these, so I won’t say don’t stress at all, but I will advise you to not stress too much but enjoy the next couple of months (easier said than done).
The Sullivan Leadership Award is such an amazing opportunity. Not only does this award give you a full-ride scholarship but, more important, a community of other Sullivan Leaders to support you in your college experience at Seattle University.
My advice to anyone applying is to be confident. Whether you're in an interview, giving a presentation or writing an essay, be confident in your abilities. Throughout the entire selection process, you will meet fabulous applicants, staff and other students at Seattle University. Even if I hadn’t been selected as a Sullivan Leader, I would never have regretted putting in the great amount of work I did for this award.
My first few weeks at Seattle University have been full of excitement, fun and a lot of homework. It’s a new experience, which I hope all of you undergo. It’s fun to meet new people every day and have professors who are willing to help you outside of class if needed. The new library on campus is gorgeous and, as you will find out in the selection process, food at Seattle U is pretty delicious.
Anyway, best of luck to each and every one of you, and if you are just thinking of applying: “JUST DO IT.” If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Once again, good luck!