HCCF has the privilege of administering the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECSP). Each year, HCCF applies for the opportunity to recommend two graduating students to Lilly Endowment for the full four-year tuition scholarship award. Should they accept the application, HCCF implements and supervises the process for selection.
The eight finalists were interviewed in October by a volunteer committee identified by HCCF, all of whom adhere to a strict conflict of interest policy. This committee has the difficult task of selecting two students from the talented pool of eight finalists and submitting their recommendation to Lilly Endowment for approval. Emily Jones (Greenfield-Central High School) and Samuel Voelz (New Palestine High School) are the 2017 Hancock County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients.