Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
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.
The scholarship provides four years of tuition and fees, as well as, an annual book stipend to the student’s Indiana college of choice.