Marshall County, Indiana – The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility, and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at www.marshallcountycf.org/lilly-endowment-scholarship. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 11, 2020.
The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed full-tuition, requiredfees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and requiredequipment 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 Marshall County Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.
The 2021 Marshall County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2020.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered
by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Marshall County Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Selection Committee and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.
The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion, and community development.
Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief thateducation at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic, and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.
The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support 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.