Sullivan Leadership Award

 Sullivan Leadership Award Recipients 2015-2016

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 first-year students 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-year students living in and attending school in the United States.

2017-18 Theme

The industry of eviction and the cycle of poverty

Evicted Book

Last Year's theme available here.