Lillis Scholarship applicants are passionate about ideas and have engaged these ideas in and outside of the classroom. This can be demonstrated through research, projects, academic programs, classes, writing, academic performance in high school, and more. Lillis Scholars are excited by academic discussions and passionate about learning.
To be considered for the Lillis Scholarship, candidates must submit the following by Dec. 15:
Yes, if you are eligible, you can submit two short essay questions instead of SAT or ACT scores for your admission application. However, standardized test scores are required for Lillis Scholarship consideration, even if you have applied as a Test-Optional Candidate. Please be assured that if you elect to be reviewed under our test-optional policy, your scores will used solely by the scholarship committee and will not be factored into the evaluation of your admission application.
Two Lillis scholarships are awarded each year.
We receive approximately 250 - 300 applications.
The Lillis Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, room, and board for up to four years of undergraduate education at the University of Puget Sound. First-Year recipients may renew the award for up to three additional years of undergraduate study. Renewal criteria include submission of a renewal application, full-time enrollment each semester, maintenance of a minimum 3.75 cumulative grade point average, and demonstration of preparation for pursuit of a competitive scholarship or fellowship.
Lillis Scholars work closely with the Lillis Faculty Advisor and the Director of Fellowships & Scholarships throughout their four years at Puget Sound.
Applicants will be notified of their status in February.
Finalists will interview with the Lillis Scholarship Committee, a committee made up of members of the faculty and the Director of Fellowships & Scholarships. Finalists will stay overnight on campus with current students. They will attend classes and meet with members of the Puget Sound community (faculty, staff, and students).
In rare cases, the Lillis Scholarship Selection Committee can arrange an alternate interview date. However, it is preferred that finalists interview on the designated interview day.