The Valdosta Sullivan Scholars Program

Changing the World One Teacher at a Time

About Ruby Sullivan

Ruby Sullivan

Mrs. Ruby Sullivan graduated from Valdosta State University (formerly known as Georgia State Woman's College) in 1932. She received her degree in education and taught for 67 years. She dedicated her life to teaching students in high-poverty schools in rural Georgia. Mrs. Sullivan’s passion for serving others and desire to honor her late son John, led her to create the Valdosta Sullivan Scholars Program.

Valdosta Sullivan Scholars Program (VSSP)

  • Cohort program for teacher education at VSU
  • Provides a degree in teaching at VSU
  • includes tuition, room/board, books, fees, small stipend per semester
  • Goal is to prepare students who want to teach in rural and/or Title I Georgia Schools

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's podcast spotlights the good work happening across Georgia's education landscape through local, community-driven initiatives. This episode highlights the ways the Sullivan Scholars program is helping to resolve some of the challenges facing rural Georgia schools.



Dr. Barbie Radcliffe, Director of VSU Sullivan Scholarship Program


Twitter: @VSUSullivanScholars