Before applying please read this quick overview of the Sullivan Fellows experience

Overview of the Sullivan Fellows Experience

If you’re here, it’s because you have a desire to positively impact your community and sharpen your skills as a leader who wants to ignite change in the world. We’re excited you’re applying for the Sullivan Foundation Fellows Program at
  • Berry College
  • Brenau University
  • Converse University
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • North Carolina Wesleyan
  • University of Mississippi
  • Warren Wilson College
The Sullivan Fellows Program is a three-year scholarship and training experience that equips and supports emerging servant leaders at Sullivan schools who want to positively impact their campus and community. 

Fellows are identified in their freshman year and begin in the Fall of their sophomore year. Each Fellow receives a financial award, of which a portion is applied to their tuition, and a portion is set aside to cover their attendance in experiential training programs such as retreats and study abroad trips. (listed below)

Over the course of your three-year experience, you’ll experience the following: 

Sophomore Year:
  • Fall Ignite Retreat (October) + Fellowship Kickoff
  • Virtual Cohort Course: INSPIRED Leadership
  • Spring Leadership & Changemaking Field Trip (April)
Junior Year:
  • Fall Ignite Retreat (October) + Design Campus Projects
  • Virtual Cohort Course: Designing Creative Communities
  • Spring Project Pitch Event w/ Sullivan Alumni (April)
Senior Year:
  • Fall Ignite Retreat (October) + Serve As Mentor
  • Virtual Cohort Course: Thriving After College
  • Spring:  Shadow a Pro Trip & Virtual Career Fair 
All of the above activities* are designed to help you gain clarity on who you are, understand the problems you want to solve, and guide you to develop a project that serves those around you and helps you understand what you want to do after graduation.

You will be working with a program coordinator who is faculty or staff on your campus and will be responsible for communicating with them regarding your award, programs, scheduling and your campus project and capstone. 

*Please note that all of the activities listed are requirements for your participation. As you’re applying, be sure that you’ll be able to commit to the entirety of the program.
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