Sullivan Stars

Meet tomorrow’s changemakers, including Sullivan Award winners and Sullivan Scholars at our partner schools, and discover how they are placing service above self to help others in their communities and campuses and build a better world.

"Service Is a Lifestyle I Live By": Meet the Sullivan Award Winners at the University of South Carolina

Sophie Bertrand and Kevin Gagnon received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at USC, the highest honor bestowed upon an undergraduate.

Sullivan Scholar Sara Busaleh: Serving Others "Gave Me Hope When I Was Hopeless"

Sara Busaleh, the first-ever Sullivan Scholarship recipient at Berea College, felt lost and alone when she came to the U.S. at the age of 11. Now she works to make others feel safe and welcome.

UA Sullivan Award Winner Malik Seals on a Quest to Cure Multiple Sclerosis

After watching his mom fight MS for years, Seals, a biological sciences major at the University of Alabama, vowed to equip himself with the skills needed to eradicate the disease.

"The Beloved Community": Alexus Cumbie's Poetry, Policy and Passion for Changemaking

For University of Alabama senior Alexus Cumbie, art, scholarship and service are all bound together by a singular passion for community-building.
Winners of the University of Alabama's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

University of Alabama Honors Two Students, One Administrator With Sullivan Awards

Alexus Cumbie is both an influencer and an accomplished poet, while pre-med student Malik Seals has devoted his life to eradicating multiple sclerosis.

Jonathan Molai: "My Life Was Forever Changed" by Sullivan Foundation's Ignite Retreats

"It was truly amazing to see how much each individual had grown by the end of the retreat, whether it was the satisfaction of having clear goals, the appreciation of collaborating with like-minded individuals, or the increased comfort with one’s own sense of self," says the Ignite Retreat attendee.