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 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 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 onetime 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, the recipient 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 the student’s high school senior year.

 

Presidential Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship is offered each year to 12 high school students between Sullivan University Louisville and Lexington campus, whom have at least a 24 ACT/1743 SAT or 24 on the APA and a 3.4 GPA – Students must submit a completed scholarship application, test scores, official high school transcript and 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 entered into the Dean Scholarship.

 

Dean Scholarship

This $7,000 scholarship is offered each year to 15 high school students between Sullivan University Louisville and Lexington campus, whom have at least a 22 ACT/1635 SAT or a 21 on the APA and a 3.2 GPA – Students must submit a completed scholarship application, test scores, official high school transcript and 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 and Competition Scholarships.

 

Senior Academic Scholarship

This $3,000 scholarship is offered each year to 18 high school s whom have at least a 20 ACT/1527 SAT or a 19 on the APA and a 3.0 GPA –students of high academic standing, between Sullivan University Louisville and Lexington campus.  These students 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.

 

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 the student must start in the summer or fall quarter of the year of their high school graduation. Unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description the following Participation Scholarships are due before the student’s registration date.  These are onetime 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, the recipient must maintain the “Scholarship Specifications” as listed at this end of this document.

 

Eagle Scout

To be eligible for the scholarship high school students must have attained the recognition of Boy Scout Eagle Scout.  This competitive scholarships offer tuition awards up to $4,000 dollars towards their associate of science degree to those students who 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 15 or higher on the APA.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale while attending Sullivan as well as maintain full-time continuous enrollment.  *Scholarships are paid over 6 quarters, and require continuous enrollment at Sullivan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Gold Award

To be eligible for the scholarship high school students must have attained the recognition of Girl Scout Gold Award.  These competitive scholarships offer tuition awards up to $4,000 dollars towards their associate of science degree to those students who 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 15 or higher on the APA.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale while attending Sullivan as well as maintain full-time continuous enrollment.  *Scholarships are paid over 6 quarters, and require continuous enrollment at Sullivan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

National Award of Excellence

Any high school student, who is not a resident of Kentucky, has a 21 on the ACT/20 on the APA or a 3.0 GPA is eligible for this scholarship in the amount of $3000.  *Scholarships are paid over 6 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 $1000 paid over 6 quarters.  To qualify for this scholarship, the student must apply at www.imagine-america.org.  The high school student 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, the student must meet the following guidelines as determined by the high school counselor:

  • Likelihood of successful completion of post-secondary education
  • High School grade point average of 2.5 or greater
  • Show financial need, and have demonstrated voluntary community service during their senior year.

Once the student completes 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 then submitted to the University’s financial planning office.  *Scholarships are paid over 6 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 school letterhead from a teacher, counselor, or advisor of a club (example: FBLA, FCCLA, DECA, etc.), who can speak highly of the student and their desire to be successful in the student’s chosen program.  The student 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 $1000 dollars and are paid over 6 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 will be similar to the letter or recommendation scholarship that we offer; students can apply for this within one year of receiving their high school diploma.  It will require a letter of recommendation from the student’s pastor, supervisor or manager of where they work, or other affiliations they may have.  This will be a $1,000 dollar scholarship that will require the student to also submit an essay on “The importance of my major in today’s workforce”.  *Scholarships are $1000 dollars and are paid over 6 quarters, and require continuous enrollment at Sullivan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

 

GED Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who have earned their GED instead of a high school diploma. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have an average score of 450 on each section of the GED test, or a total score of at least 2250. The recipient must also meet all other Sullivan University entrance requirements, maintain continuous fulltime enrollment status at Sullivan and maintain a minimum quarterly grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. There is no limit to the number of students who can receive this scholarship and long as all documentation is turned in before the deadline. The amount of this scholarship is up to $3,000 and is paid over 6 quarters.

 

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 a student must be a graduate of the Job Corp program and apply to Sullivan University within in one year of completing the program.  They must also be accepted to Sullivan University under the regular admissions guidelines.  The amount of this scholarship may be up to $1800 dollars paid over two academic years, and students 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 2nd 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 towards Sullivan University.

 

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

State:                                                                                            Regional (Multi – State Competition):

1st Place:  $8000/ over 6 quarters                                            1st Place: $6000/ over 6 quarters

2nd Place:  $5000/ over 6 quarters                                           2nd Place: $5000/ over 6 quarters

3rd Place:  $3000/ over 6 quarters                                            3rd Place:  $2000/ over 6 quarters

4th Place:  $500/ over 1st quarter                                              4th Place:  $500/ over 1st quarter

 

Nationals:

1st Place:  $10,000/ over 6 quarters

2nd Place:  $8,000/ over 6 quarters

3rd Place:  $5000/ over 6 quarters

4th Place:  $500/ over 1st quarter

 

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, a high school student must:

  • Be a current Kentucky resident
  • Have completed the ACT or SAT test.
  • Provide documentation that they 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 in high school
  • Have a minimum of 21 on their ACT, 1581 on their SAT, or a 20 on the APA.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 quarterly GPA while attending Sullivan University.

 

Ken Byrd Scholarship (Louisville Campus Only)

GPA: The high school student 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; how have they positively impacted you in achieving your dreams?” The essay will be graded on content, grammar, style and penmanship. (Hand written on lined paper)

Test Score: The student will need to submit test scores with the application.  The student will need at least a 17 on the ACT, 15 on the APA or a 1365 on the SAT in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

Community Service: The high school student 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 13th of every year.

 

Stephanie Thornton Memorial

This scholarship is given to the high school senior that is chosen by RG Drage Technical Center in Ohio and the Thornton family.

One scholarship Available – $10,000 to the high school senior

Two Scholarships Available – $2,000 to the Junior Rising Star awarded by Chef Instructor at RG Drage.

 

**The junior and senior scholarship cannot be combined if the same student wins each year. The larger amount will be awarded.

***Any students who receive the Stephanie Thornton Scholarship automatically forfeit their eligibility for all other Sullivan University scholarships excluding National Award of Excellence and Competition Scholarships.

 

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. Applicants create an original recipe using a Kentucky Proud ingredient. Selected Finalist will prepare their 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 Admission
Basis for Selection: High School activities, leadership qualities and interview
Deadline: May 1
Term: One academic year
Eligibility: Student must maintain continuous full-time enrollment, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and 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.
Available at: Lexington campus

 

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.   The student must remain continuous enrollment 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.  The University will extend the distribution period as long as all other requirements of the scholarship are being met.  **A students combined amounts of Sullivan scholarship awards cannot exceed $1,000 per quarter, unless it is a single scholarship award, i.e. Presidential, Dean and Senior Academic or Competition Scholarship, then that student will receive the single scholarship amount that exceeds $1,000 per quarter.

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