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Sullivan Leadership Award

Sullivan Leadership Award


The Sullivan Leadership Award exemplifies Seattle University's holistic definition of academic excellence, one that transcends classroom performance and seeks students with diverse leadership styles and personal backgrounds. 

This scholarship covers tuition, room and board for each of four years of undergraduate study at Seattle University and is awarded to nine incoming freshmen each year.

Award Criteria

Academic Excellence

Students who pursue rigorous college preparatory coursework with noteworthy achievement. Typically Sullivan Scholarship recipients have a GPA of a 3.7 or higher.


Students who demonstrate leadership through school activities, public service and community involvement.


Students who demonstrate commitment to justice and the well-being of others through service in their communities and school.


Students who possess well-developed written and oral communication skills.


Consideration is reserved for domestic first-time freshmen students living in and attending school in the United States.

2016-17 Theme

What Children Eat: Accessibility of Nourishing Foods and Developmental Impacts

Last Year's theme available here.