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The DeKalb County Community Foundation and Sycamore Education Foundation are honored to announce the Liam P. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Fund is a tribute to the life of Liam Sullivan and awards an annual scholarship to a graduating student at Sycamore High School (SHS).
Liam P. Sullivan graduated from Sycamore High School in 2015. His passion for sports was evident on the football field, wrestling mat, and the rugby pitch. He embodied the motto, “Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan,” as an SHS athlete and a fan. After high school, Liam attended the College of DuPage before becoming a Marine (2016-2020). While active, he completed certification at the Heavy Construction Academy (New Hampshire). His love for rugby continued as a member of the Men’s Fox Valley Rugby Club (St. Charles, IL). The principles he learned through sports, including determination and commitment, allowed him to apply himself and achieve his goals.
“Liam would be the first one smiling after a team win and the first one to console others after a loss,” said his mother, Susan. “He was always there to cheer on or cheer up his teammates, whatever the outcome. The memorial scholarship honors his legacy and the values he exhibited.”
Students interested in applying for the Liam P. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship are encouraged to review guidelines and award criteria. Scholarship applications open on February 1, 2022.
“We are grateful to be working with the Sullivan family and the Sycamore Education Foundation in supporting just one part of Liam’s legacy as a model citizen,” said Dan Templin, Community Foundation executive director. “Scholarships from this Fund will support generations of Spartans to come.”
If giving the gift of education is of interest to you, consider donating to the Liam P. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund online or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or to start your own charitable Fund, please contact Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.