Paul Sciullo II Award

Paul Sciullo II, an alumnus of the Department of Psychology in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University, was a City of Pittsburgh Police officer killed in the line-of-duty on April 4, 2009, while responding to a distress call in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

The Paul Sciullo II Award:

  • recognizes and celebrates exceptional community service -- service that clearly exceeds the requirements of the service learning courses that are included in a student's curriculum.

  • is given annually to a graduating senior or seniors majoring in a Liberal Arts field.

2017 Paul Sciullo II Award Deadline:

Student Eligibility

  • must be a senior within a liberal arts major

  • must have completed community service outside of your required coursework

Application Process

1. You may nominate yourself or be nominated by a member of the Duquesne University faculty.

2. You must prepare the following application materials:

  • a CV or resumé listing all of your service commitments and accomplishments

  • at least two letters of reference from your on-site mentors or supervisors

  • a personal statement telling the selection committee why service is important to you and how it has had an impact on your life

3. You submit (or have the person nominating you submit) the above application materials to:

Dr. Norm Conti
Chair, Selection Committee

Selection and Award Process

A committee comprised of Duquesne University faculty and staff, as well as close friends of Paul Sciullo II, review all applicants for this award and make a final determination based off of the application packets.

The award will be presented to the recipient(s) at a luncheon (recipients will be notified ahead of time), and will be able to meet the Sciullo family, the selection committee, the Dean of McAnulty College of Liberal Arts, and Duquesne University's Vice President for Mission and Identity, Father Ray French, C.S.Sp. The recipient(s) will also receive a plaque to acknowledge his/her/their accomplishments.

2016 Award Recipient

Jessica McKown


Jessica McKown Sciullo Award

(Jessica McKown with Mr. Max and Mrs. Sue Sciullo, Paul's parents)

Previous Award Recipients


Marsha Mayhak
Ashley Reinhardt
Patrick Wertz


Stephanie Mullen and Brianne Depcrymski