The Power of Scholarships

When asked about her new role as the Principal for LaVille Elementary, Hope Amor shared, “This is exactly what I want to do, and exactly where I want to be.” Amor is coming home to teach and lead in Marshall County after receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in 2011 to study at DePauw University.

Hope Jordan Amor is a proud graduate of Bremen High School. After completing her studies at DePauw, she went on to earn a Masters of Arts in Teaching at Marian University and a Masters in Education Administration at Butler University. Along the way, Amor discovered her heart and passion was in elementary education.

All of that education began with the promise of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship administered by the Foundation.

“I am forever grateful for the Foundation’s scholarship committee. “They believed in me as a high school senior. I feel like they still believe in me today. They opened the doors to my education, for me to eventually be able to give back to the community I love.”

Being close to family is important to Amor, so when the LaVille Elementary Principal position opened up, she pounced. It was her ‘unicorn job’ – perfect in all aspects. Both Amor and her husband grew up locally, and returning to Marshall County to continue her career and settle down as a family was important to the couple.

The United Way of Marshall County recently welcomed Amor as a new Board member, a position she is excited to make an impact in. “Teachers have a unique partnership with United Way. We see the struggles of our students and their families first-hand,” Amor said. “I’m honored to be able to focus on serving the kids and community I know and love.”