Chris was a charming, bright young man who was a senior attending Mt. Vernon High School and had a very promising future ahead of him. He was the kind of son parents’ dream of having: involved in multiple school activities like Band and Drama Club, member of National Honor Society and he had been a recent finalist for the Lilly Endowment’s Community Scholarship. He had a contagious smile and was known for doing the right thing; even in his last moments he was doing the very best he could, swerving to avoid slamming into a car that had pulled out in front of him. This fund was created in his memory, to honor his life, and give others the opportunity to further their education of which Chris Sullivan was looking forward to doing after graduating high school.
Applicants must be graduating seniors of Mt. Vernon High School, have participated in the music program (vocal or instrumental) both semester for all four years of high school, and plan to attend a college, university, or other post-secondary institution as a full-time student. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.