Indianapolis, Indiana – Marian University in Indianapolis has announced a significant opportunity for two students from the local area. Through the generosity of a $2.5 million contribution from an Indianapolis-based couple, the selected students will receive full tuition coverage throughout their four-year undergraduate studies at Marian. This scholarship program is exclusively available for students of the Indianapolis Public Schools.
Eligible candidates for this scholarship, earmarked for those aspiring to be Knights, must meet the following criteria:
- Display a discernible financial need.
- Secure acceptance to Marian and apply for this scholarship as incoming freshmen.
- Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5.
- Uphold their status as students in good standing throughout their tenure at Marian.
The benevolent gesture became possible due to the late John ‘Jack’ Sullivan and Phyllis Sullivan. Residing in Indianapolis, Phyllis Sullivan was known for her commitment to education, serving as a teacher at Manual High School. “The Sullivans understood the value of education and wanted to give a leg up to motivated IPS students who are in need of financial assistance,” stated their legal representative, Sherri Elder, in a communication from Marian University. The Sullivan family recalls Phyllis’s dedication as a business and physical education teacher. She passed in 2017, while John Sullivan, who had a longstanding career in real estate, departed the subsequent year.
Marian University’s President, Dan Elsener, expressed his appreciation: “My deepest gratitude to the estate of John and Phyllis Sullivan and all of our generous supporters who recognize the profound impact scholarships make in the lives of students and believe in the mission of Marian University to graduate them as transformational leaders.”
In related news, Marian University has recently concluded what they describe as their most prosperous fundraising year to date, securing $61.2 million from an impressive 4,481 donors, setting new institutional records.
Although the academic year 2023-24 is set to commence on August 21, the institution has already garnered attention. Earlier this month, they opened the E.S. Witchger School of Engineering, a contemporary addition which offers academic programs in six diverse engineering disciplines.