Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships open

Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020

Applications are now being accepted by the Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) for the coveted Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. According to HCCF, the application process is well worth the time invested because the recipient stands a lot to gain.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The application for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship can be found online at www.huntingtonccf.org/lilly. Applications must be submitted via the online application by 11:59 p.m. on September 1, 2020.

To be eligible for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, applicants must: Reside in Huntington County. Be on track to graduate by the end of June of the current school year with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school or home school program. Be planning to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning next fall as a first-time freshman at an accredited public or private college or university. Agree to being interviewed by the HCCF Scholarship Committee. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

1) Demonstration of academic ability to successfully complete his/her chosen degree program.

2) Potential to be a first-generation college graduate who, without financial assistance, would otherwise not likely be able to attend college.

3) Display of achievements in academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and employment/internships.

4) Exhibition of good character, maturity, and leadership abilities.

5) Interest in improving the quality of life in Indiana, with a willingness to return to Indiana after completing degree work and/or to promote the value of a college education by serving as a spokesperson in our community.

Since 1998, Lilly Endowment has worked with community foundations across Indiana, providing scholarship programs that have assisted nearly 5,000 Indiana high school graduates in pursuing baccalaureate degrees at Indiana colleges and universities.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana, and to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities. The scholarship also encourages and supports the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For more information, contact the HCCF office by calling (260) 356-8878, or send an email to Jo Ellen Bradley at jo@huntingtonccf.org.

The Huntington County Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is built to be a funding hub for all charitable organizations and causes within Huntington County. Its mission is to connect people and resources with opportunities that enhance quality of life for all. For more information about the Huntington County Community Foundation, please visit www.huntingtonccf.org.