The Valdosta Sullivan Scholars Program is an invitation only scholarship program. Principals, assistant principals, teachers, and/or counselors can nominate high school seniors who meet the scholarship criteria. 

Nominations accepted from October 2022 – December 2022

1. Identify Eligible Students

Eligible students must:

  • Be in 12th grade in a rural Georgia high school
  • Qualify for PELL (Must have FAFSA on file with VSU)
  • Be HOPE Eligible (4 rigor courses and 3.0 or higher HOPE GPA) or on track to become HOPE eligible by high school graduation
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a passion for becoming a teacher

2. Click on Sullivan Scholar Nomination Form

  • You will need student’s email address, and phone number to complete the form.
  • Send email to Mrs. Sonja Jenkins at to let her know you have nominated a student(s).

If you have been nominated:

  1.  Application

Once you have been nominated, you will receive a link to the application portal. Complete the application as soon as possible. All application materials must be received by December 15th. Note that the fee to apply to VSU is waived.

  1. Complete FAFSA:                                                                                                                     
  2. Attend On-Campus Interview
  • All nominees who have a complete application and meet the eligibility requirements will be invited to attend the Sullivan Interview Day in January at Valdosta State University to include:
    • Meet and Greet with current Sullivan Scholars
    • Interview with the Sullivan Scholarship Committee
    • Engage in written and oral discourse related to topics in education

*Note: Applicants must have a completed FAFSA to receive an invitation.

Scholarshp Offers:

Scholarship offers will be extended by the end of February. Recipients must maintain eligibility and be accepted to Valdosta State University for Fall 2023.