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Empowering Dreams: Marian University Offers Full-Tuition Scholarships for Two IPS Students

Exciting news for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) students seeking to further their education. Marian University is offering two deserving students a four-year full-tuition scholarship.

The initiative is fueled by a $2.5 million donation from the estate of John ‘Jack’ Sullivan and Phyllis Sullivan.

The eligibility criteria for this prestigious scholarship include:

• Demonstrate financial need
• Apply for and earn acceptance to Marian University then apply for the scholarship heading into freshman year
• Maintain a good student standing while at Marian

The new scholarship from the Indianapolis couple symbolizes their enduring commitment to education. Phyllis Sullivan, who passed away in 2017, was a dedicated IPS business and physical education teacher at Manual High School. John Sullivan, who dedicated his career to real estate, passed away last year.

To apply to Marian University and be considered for the John and Phyllis Sullivan Memorial Scholarship, please visit