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.

 

Presidential Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship is offered each year to 12 high school students between Sullivan University’s Louisville and Lexington campuses who have at least a 24 ACT/1743 SAT scores or a 30 on the APA and a 3.4 Grade Point Average (GPA). You must submit a completed scholarship application, test scores, official high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and an essay on, “Why and how I chose my career specialization.” Any person who is not selected for the Presidential Scholarship will be automatically eligible for the Dean Scholarship.

 

Dean Scholarship

This $7,000 scholarship is offered each year to 15 high school students between Sullivan University’s Louisville and Lexington campuses who have at least a 22 ACT/1635 SAT score or a 26 on the APA and a 3.2 GPA. You must submit a completed scholarship application, test scores, official high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and an essay on, “Why and how I chose my career specialization.” Any person who is not selected for the Dean Scholarship will be entered into the Senior Academic Scholarship.

***Any students who receive the Presidential Scholarship or the Dean Scholarship automatically forfeit their eligibility for all other Sullivan University scholarships excluding National Award of Excellence, Gold Award, Eagle Scout and Competition Scholarships.

 

Senior Academic Scholarship

This $3,000 scholarship is offered each year to 18 high school students of high academic standing between Sullivan University’s Louisville and Lexington campuses. You must submit a scholarship application, test scores, official high school transcript and an essay on, “Why and how I chose my career specialization,” to be considered for this scholarship. There are no minimum GPA or test score requirements in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

 

Participation Scholarships for High School Seniors

These Participation 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. Unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description, the following Participation Scholarships are due before your registration date. 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 this end of this document.

 

Eagle Scout

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have attained the recognition of Boy Scout Eagle Scout. This competitive scholarship offers tuition awards up to $4,000 toward your Associate of Science degree if you have met the following criteria: a 3.0 GPA or higher at the high school level, as well as a score of 17 on the ACT, 1365 SAT or a 16 or higher on the APA; you must maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale while attending Sullivan; and you must maintain full-time continuous enrollment. *Scholarships are paid over six quarters.

 

Gold Award

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have attained the recognition of Girl Scout Gold Award. This competitive scholarship offers tuition awards up to $4,000 dollars toward your Associate of Science degree if you have met the following criteria: a 3.0 GPA or higher at the high school level, as well as a score of 17 on the ACT, 1365 SAT or a 16 or higher on the APA; you must maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale while attending Sullivan; and you must maintain full-time continuous enrollment. *Scholarships are paid over six quarters.

 

National Award of Excellence

Any high school student who is not a resident of Kentucky, and has a 21 on the ACT/16 on the APA or a 3.0 GPA is eligible for this scholarship in the amount of $3,000. *Scholarships are paid over six quarters and require continuous enrollment at Sullivan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Imagine America Scholarship

The Imagine America Scholarship is for current high school seniors in the amount of $1,000 paid over six quarters. To qualify for this scholarship, you must apply at www.imagine-america.org. You must be enrolled in the Imagine America Program before the scholarship application can be submitted. The scholarship is non-transferrable. To qualify for this scholarship, you must meet the following guidelines as determined by the high school counselor:

  • Likelihood of successful completion of post-secondary education
  • High school GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Show financial need and have demonstrated voluntary community service during your senior year

Once you complete the application, a notice is sent to the high school where the counselor will either approve or reject the application. If approved, a notice is then sent to the college where it will receive the final approval and is then submitted to the university’s financial planning office. *Scholarships are paid over six quarters and require continuous enrollment at Sullivan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Teacher Recommendation

This scholarship is awarded to high school students who receive a letter of recommendation on a school letterhead from a teacher, counselor or advisor of a club (example: FBLA, FCCLA, DECA, etc.) who can speak highly of you and your desire to be successful in your chosen program. You must also submit a 150-word essay on, “The importance of my major in today’s workforce.” There is no limit to the number of students who can receive this scholarship as long as it is completed before the deadline and has been reviewed as quality work.*Scholarships are $1,000 dollars and are paid over six quarters and require continuous enrollment at Sullivan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Deadline: second Friday in June.

 

Home School Scholarship

This scholarship is similar to the Teacher Recommendation scholarship that we offer; you can apply for this within one year of receiving your high school diploma. It will require a letter of recommendation from your pastor, supervisor or manager of where you work or other affiliations you may have. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will require you to also submit an essay on, “The importance of my major in today’s workforce.”*Scholarships are $1,000 and are paid over six quarters and require continuous enrollment at Sullivan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Job Corp

Students who have participated in a Job Corp program may be eligible for a scholarship from Sullivan University. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a graduate of the Job Corp program and apply to Sullivan University within in one year of completing the program. You must also be accepted to Sullivan University under the regular admissions guidelines. The amount of this scholarship may be up to $1,800 paid over two academic years, and you must maintain a 2.5 GPA and continuous enrollment while attending Sullivan University.

 

Competition Scholarships

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, etc. Sullivan University usually has representation at these events to present scholarships to the winners. You are not eligible for multiple scholarships. If you 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.

The amounts of the scholarships will be determined by the Director of Admissions and may be up to the following amounts:

  • State:
    • 1st Place: $6000/ over six quarters
    • 2nd Place: $4000/ over six quarters
    • 3rd Place: $2000/ over six quarters
    • 4th Place: $500/ over one quarter
  • Regional (Multi – State Competition):
    • 1st Place: $8000/ over six quarters
    • 2nd Place: $5000/ over six quarters
    • 3rd Place: $3000/ over six quarters
    • 4th Place: $500/ over one quarter
  • Nationals:
    • 1st Place: $10,000/ over six quarters
    • 2nd Place: $8,000/ over six quarters
    • 3rd Place: $5000/ over six quarters
    • 4th Place: $500/ over one quarter

 

Ultimate Teen Recipe Throw Down Competition Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school students to be used toward tuition at Sullivan University. Applicants will create a recipe using a specific ingredient chosen by Sullivan. You must submit the recipe with a full list of ingredients and preparation instructions, along with a final presentation picture of your product. Ten finalists will be selected by our chefs to participate in the Ultimate Teen Recipe Throw Down at Sullivan University’s Louisville campus. These 10 finalists will receive a $3,000 scholarship. The selected finalists will prepare their recipe for a panel of judges on campus. A complete listing of details is available through the Admissions department, as well as the application to submit your recipe. Scholarships will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at the national competition scholarship amounts. Other requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior.
  • Submit application signed by a parent/guardian that lists ingredients, preparation instructions, etc.
  • Include a picture of final product for presentation.
  • Must have transportation in case selected as a finalist to compete on campus for the Recipe Throw Down.
  • Submit a copy of most recent transcript.

*** If awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, this will count as one of the two max competition scholarships awarded by Sullivan University.***

 

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. To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a current Kentucky resident.
  • Have completed the ACT or SAT test.
  • Provide documentation that you are a Governor’s Scholar Program graduate. The scholarship is $750 a quarter for up to 12 quarters through the bachelor’s degree with continuous enrollment.
  • Have met all requirements of the Governor’s Scholar program and submit documentation to verify.
  • Have a cumulative 3.5 GPA n high school.
  • Have a minimum of 21 on your ACT, 1365 on your SAT, or a 24 on the APA.
  • Maintain a 3.0 quarterly GPA while attending Sullivan University.

 

Ken Byrd Scholarship (Louisville Campus Only)

  • GPA: You will need a minimum 3.0 high school GPA to qualify for this scholarship. An official transcript needs to be submitted with the application.
  • Essay: 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. Please submit a 300-word easy on the topic of, “Who has been a mentor in your life and how has he or she positively impacted you in achieving your dreams?” The essay will be graded on content, grammar, style and penmanship. (It must be hand written on lined paper.)
  • Test Score: You will need to submit test scores with the application. You will need at least a 17 on the ACT, 16 on the APA or a 1365 on the SAT in order to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • Community Service: You will need to have completed 30 documented hours of voluntary community service to be submitted with the application.
  • Amount: $1,000. This scholarship is for one recipient only. The scholarship will be paid in equal disbursements over six academic quarters. Submitted materials will be reviewed and the Scholarship Committee will select the candidate that best represents Ken Byrd through scores awarded for each section of the criteria.
  • Deadline: April 12, 2013

Kentucky Proud Recipe Scholarship (Lexington Campus Only)

This scholarship is open to high school seniors who have submitted an enrollment agreement to either the Associate Degree in Culinary Arts or Professional Cook diploma program and enter as a first-year student. You must create an original recipe using a Kentucky Proud ingredient. If selected as a finalist, you will prepare your recipe for a panel of judges on campus for competition held in the spring quarter. A complete listing of details is available through the Culinary Admissions department. Awards range up to $5,000 and are divided and equally applied over the first six quarters of continuous, full-time attendance.

 

Mock Trial Scholarship (Lexington Campus Only)

  • Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application and essay to the Director of Admissions
  • Basis for Selection: High School activities, leadership qualities and interview
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Term: One academic year
  • Eligibility: You must maintain continuous full-time enrollment, a 3.0 GPA and you must also be an active member and participate in the Mock Trial II courses.
  • Number of Students: 2
  • Amounts: $250 per quarter for four quarters.

 

Scholarship Specifications

These scholarships are valid only at Sullivan University and some may only apply to specific campuses and may not be transferred to another person or institution. Scholarship recipients should note that maintaining a specific GPA may be required. You must remain continuous enrollment to receive scholarship funds. If you are 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. The university will extend the distribution period as long as all other requirements of the scholarship are being met. **Your combined amounts of Sullivan scholarship awards cannot exceed $1,000 per quarter, unless it is a single scholarship award, i.e. Presidential, Dean or Senior Academic or Competition Scholarship, in which case you receive the single scholarship amount that exceeds $1,000 per quarter.

For any questions regarding these scholarships please send an email to: highschooladmissions@sullivan.edu.