Brendan O’Sullivan Award for Academic Excellence

Funding Information

This fund was created in memory of Brendan O’Sullivan, who died soon after being named a UF valedictorian in 1999. Brendan majored in Anthropology focusing in ethnomusicology. He spent part of his junior year in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He played a broad range of instruments including drums, guitar, violin and keyboard. Brendan would have continued his education at Oxford University where he planned to pursue teaching future scholars the cultural impact of music.

Read his Fall 1997 thesis, “SOAS Centre for Music Studies Musical Instrument Inventory.”

  • Eligibility: Highest GPA undergraduate graduating senior. Students must write a letter of application for the award.
  • Contact: Department Chair, 1112 Turlington Hall
  • Award: $500 to be awarded annually in the spring.

Past Recipients

  • Mallori Brooks, 2015
  • Dan-Tam Nguyen, 2014
  • Suzanne Williams, 2013
  • Seth Dornisch, Jr., 2013
  • Jessica Marine, 2012
  • Jamie Holtz, 2012
  • Maria Duarte, 2012
  • Leslyanne Drake, 2012
  • Kelley Williams, 2011
  • Alexander Riehm, 2010
  • Kristina Hook, 2010
  • Joshua R. Robinson, 2009
  • Katrina Christiano, 2008
  • Jenna M. Battillo, 2007
  • Marissa A. Rewak, 2006
  • Daniel B. Golden, 2005
  • Cris E. Crookshanks, 2004
  • Mattie D. Gallagher, 2003
  • Jeremy M. Cohen, 2002
  • Jessica Jones, 2001
  • Melissa A. La Liberte, 2000