2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship open

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for the class of 2019 is open to applicants.

The scholarship will be available to high school seniors, graduating in 2019, from any Greene County high school or residing in Greene County. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The application will be available online at the Greene County Foundation website, www.greenecountyfoundation.org.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program offers a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to a Greene County graduating senior who intends to work toward a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. The scholarship also provides $900 per year for required books and equipment.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program is administered in Greene County by the Greene County Foundation in partnership with Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI). ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 30 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in Indiana. The scholarship is the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelorís degree. Visit www.icindiana.org for more information about Independent Colleges of Indiana.

The Greene County Foundation exists to be a vehicle for charitably-minded individuals to leave a lasting legacy to the community they love. Through the establishment of endowments, donors can forever support financially the causes important to them. The Greene County Foundation holds over $9.5 million in assets and has had a charitable impact in every school, library and community in Greene County. The Foundation annually awards over $400,000 in grants through fund payouts, competitive grants, and student scholarships. Begun in 1997, the Greene County Foundation is one of 92 Community Foundations in Indiana, with one in each county. The Foundations are private charitable organizations created to serve the public good. They receive their funding through contributions from generous donors. For more information, visit www.greenecountyfoundation.org or call (812) 659-3142.

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