Hancock County Community Foundation Scholarship Endowment
Since the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program began in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic, and economic well-being of Indiana’s residents and communities.
Applicants for this award must be a graduating senior from any Hancock County high school, reside in Hancock County, and be in the top 15% of their high school class. Additional criteria include community service as a primary consideration as well as extra-curricular activities. Graduating seniors who qualify go through an initial selection process at each county high school. Upon completing this process, each of the four schools forwards the scholarship applications of its top two candidates to the Community Foundation for final selection.
These eight finalists are then interviewed by HCCF to determine the final two recipients. HCCF then submits its choices for recipients and alternates to Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) for final approval.
Because each student is outstanding, the Community Foundation recognizes the achievements of the six finalists with $1,000 scholarships to assist them at an Indiana college or university. These six individuals have demonstrated both excellent academic achievement and a heart for community service.