Academic Scholarships for High School Seniors

These academic scholarships are for high school seniors who want to attend Sullivan University during the year of their graduation. To be awarded one of these scholarships, you must start in the summer or fall quarter of the year of your high school graduation. You must complete an application form and other possible documentation to be considered for these scholarships. Please contact the Admissions Department at Sullivan University to speak to an admissions officer about completing a scholarship application. These are one-time scholarships that are paid in equal quarterly disbursements over six academic quarters, unless otherwise specified. In order to maintain the scholarship and scheduled disbursement of funds, you must maintain the Scholarship Specifications as listed at the end of this document. The following Academic Scholarships are due the first Friday in March of your high school senior year.

Scholarship Specifications and Qualifications

These scholarships are valid only at Sullivan University and are funded by Sullivan University. They may not be transferred to another person or institution and some may only apply to specific campuses. Scholarship recipients should note that maintaining a specific GPA may be required. Recipients must maintain continuous enrollment (at least part-time, 6-11 ½ quarter hours) to receive scholarship funds. If a student is taking less than 12 credit hours per quarter, only half of the scholarship amount will be awarded for that quarter. However, the total amount will remain the same. **A student’s combined amounts of Sullivan scholarship awards cannot exceed $1,000 per quarter for full-time (12 or more credit hours) or $500 per quarter for part-time (6 – 11 ½ credit hours) students, and may not exceed a total of $6,000, unless it is a single scholarship award (i.e. Presidential, Dean or Competition Scholarships). All scholarships require approval by an authorized administrative official. In no case can the total amount of a student’s financial aid, including scholarships, exceed his or her cost of attendance. Receiving scholarships could affect eligibility for other student financial aid. Additional scholarships may be offered at the discretion of the university.

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

The following scholarships are for high school seniors who want to attend Sullivan University during the year of their graduation. To be awarded one of these scholarships, the student must start in the summer or fall quarter of the year of their high school graduation. The student must complete an application form and submit any other required documentation to be considered for these scholarships. These are one-time scholarships and unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description, required applications and documentation are due before the student’s registration date.

High School Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
Application Procedure: Submit a completed application, official high school transcript, test scores, three letters of recommendation, and a 200-250 word handwritten essay on “Why and How I Chose My Career Specialization” to the Admissions department. Any applicant who is not selected for the Presidential Scholarship will be entered into the Dean Scholarship applicants’ pool.
Basis for Selection: Must have a minimum 24 ACT, 1743 SAT or 24 APA score and a minimum 3.4 GPA. The essay will be graded on content, grammar, style and penmanship.
Deadline: Second Friday of March of each calendar year
Term: Paid equally over six quarters for full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for part-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 3.0 quarterly GPA with continuous enrollment (Louisville and Lexington campuses only)
Number of Students: 12 awarded annually
Amount: $10,000

Dean Scholarship
Application Procedure: Submit a completed application, official high school transcript, test scores, three letters of recommendation and a 200-250 word handwritten essay on “Why and How I Chose My Career Specialization” to the Admissions department. Any applicant who is not selected for the Dean Scholarship will be entered into the Senior Academic Scholarship applicants’ pool.
Basis for Selection: Must have a minimum 22 ACT, 1635 SAT or 21 APA score and a minimum 3.2 GPA. The essay will be graded on content, grammar, style and penmanship.
Deadline: Second Friday of March of each calendar year
Term: Paid equally over six quarters for full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for part-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 2.75 quarterly GPA with continuous enrollment (Louisville and Lexington campuses only)
Number of Students: 15 awarded annually
Amount: $7,000
***Any students who receive the Presidential Scholarship or the Dean Scholarship automatically forfeit their eligibility for all other Sullivan University scholarships, excluding the National Award of Excellence and Competition Scholarships.

Senior Academic Scholarship
Application Procedure: Submit a completed application, official high school transcript, test scores, three letters of recommendation and a 200-250 word handwritten essay on “Why and How I Chose My Career Specialization” to the Admissions department.
Basis for Selection: Must have a minimum 20 ACT, 1527 SAT or 19 APA score and a minimum 3.0 GPA. The essay will be graded on content, grammar, style and penmanship.
Deadline: Second Friday of March of each calendar year
Term: Paid equally over six quarters for full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for part-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 2.5 quarterly GPA with continuous enrollment through (Louisville and Lexington campuses only)
Number of Students: 18 Awarded annually
Amount: $3,000

Competition Scholarship
Application Procedure: Contact Admissions department
Basis for Selection: High school students who participate in competitions in high school at the state, regional or national levels have opportunities to win two of Sullivan’s competition scholarships. The competitions may be food competitions, business related, etc. The second competition scholarship will need to be from a different organization than the first competition scholarship, i.e.: FCCLA, ProStart, Skills USA, FBLA. Sullivan University usually has representation at these events to present scholarships to the winners. Students are not eligible for multiple scholarships. If they win a scholarship at the state level and then again at the national level, only one of the scholarships can be used toward Sullivan University.
Deadline: Not applicable
Term: First place – third place awards will be applied equally over six quarters for recipients who maintain full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for recipients who maintain part-time enrollment. Fourth place awards will be applied during the first quarter.
Eligibility: Students are not eligible for multiple competition scholarships. If a student wins a scholarship at the state level and then again at the national level, only one of the scholarships may be used. Awards are payable toward majors related to competition from which so earned. Recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 quarterly GPA with continuous enrollment.
Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually
Amounts: The amount of the scholarships will be determined by the director of Admissions and may be up to the following amounts:
State:
1st Place: $6,000
2nd Place: $4,000
3rd Place: $2,000
4th Place: $500 first quarter
Regional (Multi-State Competitions):
1st Place: $8,000
2nd Place: $5,000
3rd Place: $3,000
4th Place: $500 first quarter
National:
1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $8,000
3rd Place: $5,000
4th Place: $500 first quarter

Eagle Scout Scholarship
Application Procedure: Contact Admissions department
Basis for Selection: High school students must have attained recognition of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America; have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA; have a minimum 17 ACT, 1365 SAT or 17 APA score.
Deadline: Not applicable
Term: Awards will be applied equally over six quarters for recipients who maintain full-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 3.0 quarterly GPA with continuous full-time enrollment
Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually
Amounts: Up to $4,000 toward an associate degree

Educators’ Scholarship
Application Procedure: Kentucky high school guidance counselors/teachers may nominate one (1) high school senior from their high school who meets the criteria for admission to Sullivan University. Contact the Lexington campus Admissions department.
Basis for Selection: Must be a high school senior who meets the criteria for admission and is selected from his or her high school. Must possess career aspirations, have a documented personal goal to complete a career degree, and be enrolled full-time in an associate degree program of study. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
Deadline: June 15 of each calendar year
Term: Awards divided equally over six quarters for recipients who maintain continuous full-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 2.5 quarterly GPA with continuous full-time enrollment
Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually (Lexington campus only)
Amounts: Up to $2,000

Gold Award Scholarship
Application Procedure: Contact Admissions department
Basis for Selection: High school students must have attained the recognition of Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of America; have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA; have a minimum 17 ACT, 1365 SAT or 17 APA score.
Deadline: Not applicable
Term: Awards will be applied equally over six quarters for recipients who maintain full-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 3.0 quarterly GPA with continuous full-time enrollment
Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually
Amounts: Up to $4,000 toward an associate degree

Governor’s Scholar Scholarship
The mission of the Governor’s Scholar Program is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders and to create models of educational excellence for teachers and students.
Application Procedure: Submit documentation of being a Governor’s Scholar Program graduate to the Admissions department
Basis for Selection: High school student must be a current Kentucky resident; have completed the ACT or SAT; have a minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA; have a minimum 21 ACT, 1365 SAT or 20 APA score; and have met all requirements of the Governor’s Scholar Program.
Deadline: Not applicable
Term: $750 per academic quarter up to 12 quarters through a bachelor’s degree for full-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 3.0 quarterly GPA with continuous full-time enrollment
Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually
Amount: $750 per academic quarter up to 12 quarters through a bachelor’s degree

Homeschool Scholarship
Application Procedure: Contact Admissions department
Basis for Selection: Within one year of receiving a high school diploma, student must submit a letter of recommendation from his/her pastor, supervisor or manager of where they work, or other affiliations the student may have, as well as an essay on “The Importance of My Major in Today’s Workforce.”
Deadline: Not applicable
Term: Paid equally over six quarters for full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for part-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 2.5 quarterly GPA with continuous enrollment
Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually
Amount: $1,000

Imagine America Scholarship – High School Students
Application Procedure: Contact Admissions department or visit Imagine America’s website. Once the student completes the application, a notice is sent to the high school and the counselor will need to either approve or reject the application. If approved, a notice is then sent to the college, where it will receive the final approval and then be submitted to the Financial Planning office.
Basis for Selection: Must be a high school senior, be enrolled in the Imagine America Program before submitting an application, and apply on Imagine America’s website. As determined by the student’s high school counselor, the student must demonstrate likelihood of successful completion of postsecondary education, have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA, and demonstrate financial need and voluntary community service during senior year.
Deadline: Not applicable
Term: Paid equally over six quarters for full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for part-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 2.5 quarterly GPA with continuous enrollment
Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually
Amount: $1,000

Ken Byrd Scholarship
Ken Byrd was a mentor to many at Sullivan University. His kind and compassionate manner made him easy to get along with and a joy to be around. He touched the hearts of so many and positively impacted the lives of those around him.
Application Procedure: Submit an official transcript, test scores and a 300-word (handwritten on lined paper) essay on the topic of “Who Has Been a Mentor in Your Life; How Has That Person Positively Impacted You in Achieving Your Dream?” to the Admissions department.
Basis for Selection: High school student must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA, a minimum 17 ACT, 1365 SAT or 15 APA score, and completed 30 documented hours of voluntary community service. The essay will be graded on content, grammar, style and penmanship.
Deadline: April 13th of each calendar year
Term: Paid equally over six quarters for full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for part-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 2.5 quarterly GPA with continuous enrollment (Louisville campus only)
Number of Students: One awarded annually
Amount: $1,000

Kentucky Proud Recipe Scholarship
Application Procedure: Contact the Lexington campus Culinary Admissions department
Basis for Selection: High school seniors, who have submitted an enrollment agreement to either the associate degree in Culinary Arts or Personal/Private Chef diploma program and enter as a first-year student, may create and submit an original recipe using a Kentucky Proud ingredient. Selected finalists will prepare their recipes for a panel of judges on campus in a competition held in the spring quarter. A complete list of details is available through the Lexington campus Culinary Admissions department.
Deadline: Not applicable
Term: Paid equally over six quarters for full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for part-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment (Lexington campus only)
Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually
Amounts: Up to $5,000

National Award of Excellence Scholarship
Application Procedure: Contact Admissions department
Basis for Selection: Must be a high school student who is not a resident of Kentucky; have a minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA; and have a minimum 21 ACT, 1365 SAT or 21 APA score.
Deadline: Not applicable
Term: Paid equally over six quarters for full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for part-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 2.5 quarterly GPA with continuous enrollment
Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually
Amount: $3,000

Teacher Recommendation Scholarship
Application Procedure: Submit a 150-word essay and a letter of recommendation to the Admissions department
Basis for Selection: Must be a high school student who receives a letter of recommendation on school letterhead from a teacher, counselor or advisor of a club (i.e. FBLA, FCCLA, DECA, etc.), who can speak highly of the student and student’s desire to be successful in the his/her chosen program; and must submit a 150-word essay on “The Importance of My Major in Today’s Workforce.”
Deadline: Second Friday in June of each calendar year
Term: Paid equally over six quarters for full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for part-time enrollment
Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 2.5 quarterly GPA with continuous enrollment
Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually
Amount: $1,000

Ultimate Teen Recipe Throw Down Scholarship
Application Procedure: Contact the Admissions department
Basis for Selection: Must be a high school student; submit a copy of most recent transcript; and submit a creative recipe and an application, signed by a parent/guardian, that includes a full list of ingredients and preparation instructions, along with final presentation photo of their finished product. The recipe needs to be an entrée. Ten selected finalists will compete against one another during their first quarter at Sullivan University.
Deadline: November 14, 2014
Term: Awards will be applied equally over six quarters for recipients who maintain full-time enrollment or equally up to 12 quarters for recipients who maintain part-time enrollment
Eligibility: Recipients must maintain continuous enrollment with satisfactory academic progress and a minimum 3.0 quarterly GPA
Number of Students: Ten awarded annually
Amounts: $3,000 to each of 10 selected finalists. Additional $6,000 – 1st Place, $4,000 – 2nd Place and $3,000 – 3rd Place