SYCAMORE – The Liam P. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established through the DeKalb County Community Foundation and Sycamore Education Foundation.
The fund is a tribute to the life of Liam Sullivan and awards an annual scholarship to a graduating student at Sycamore High School.
Sullivan graduated from Sycamore High School in 2015. His passion for sports was 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, according to a news release.
After high school, Sullivan attended the College of DuPage before becoming a Marine (2016-2020). While active, he completed certification at the Heavy Construction Academy in New Hampshire. His love for rugby continued as a member of the Men’s Fox Valley Rugby Club in St. Charles. 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,” his mother, Susan, said in the release. “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. Visit dekalbccf.org/scholarships for more information or to apply.
If giving the gift of education is of interest to you, consider donating to the Liam P. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund at dekalbccf.org/donate or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. questions or to start your own charitable Fund, contact Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or email@example.com.