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12-22-2005


Sullivan Foundation Gives Grants to Cumberland

Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands, formerly known as Cumberland College, has announced that they have received a grant of $28,500 from the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation to be used for financial aid. Students with financial need who have demonstrated a commitment to service above self and service to the community are eligible. Additionally, the Foundation has made a grant of $6,500 to the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Endowment at University of the Cumberlands. This endowment was established in 1998 to provide support in perpetuity for Sullivan Scholars at University of the Cumberlands.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, now located in Oxford, Miss., was chartered in New York State in 1930. Its purpose is to promote service to others and service to the broader community, values exemplified by Algernon and Mary Mildred Sullivan, the parents of the organization’s founder.

In addition to providing support for financial aid to small private colleges located primarily in the Appalachian region, the Sullivan Foundation also collaborates with 53 southeastern colleges and universities in presenting awards in memory of Algernon and Mary Mildred Sullivan. These awards recognize exceptional qualities of service and are presented each year to a graduating senior and to a non-student member of the college community.