Redefining Leadership

Each year, Seattle University selects nine incoming freshmen to receive the Sullivan Leadership Award. This award covers the entirety of their undergraduate tuition, housing, and meals for four years of study.

We seek students with diverse leadership styles and personal backgrounds to join our Sullivan Scholar community. Sullivan Scholars are not easily defined, coming from a variety of heritages—small towns to large cities, public and independent schools, Catholic or from many other spiritual traditions. We seek students, like you, to carry forward our holistic definition of academic excellence, one that transcends classroom performance.

Beyond monetary support, our faculty mentorship and your connections within the Sullivan Scholar community will promote your personal and professional growth–taking you to new heights as a change agent for a just and humane world.

Award Criteria

Academic Excellence

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

Leadership

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

Service

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

Communication

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

Residence

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

Contact Us

Sullivan Leadership Award
Seattle University Admissions Office

Phone: 206-220-8040
Toll-free: 800-426-7123
Fax: 206-296-5656
sullivanleadershipaward@seattleu.edu
admissions@seattleu.edu