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2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications Available

OCCF Report

Your Owen County Community Foundation (OCCF) is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. OCCF Administrative Director Marilyn Hart explained, “Your OCCF administers the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program for Owen County residents. We are very proud of the 31 high school seniors from Owen County who previously won this very generous scholarship.”

In 2014, one recipient will be awarded a scholarship for four-years of full-time, undergraduate tuition to the accredited Indiana college or university of their choice. The scholarship also provides a stipend of $900 per year for books and required equipment.

The eligibility criteria for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship include living in Owen County and being a graduating senior at an accredited high school who on January 1, 2014 has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale, as well as a minimum SAT score of 1,600 or a minimum ACT score of 23. Eligible students will submit OCCF’s Pre-Application and the Application for High School Seniors. They will also write a proctored essay and interview with the OCCF Scholarship Committee.

Information on eligibility for this and other OCCF scholarships and the application process is available on OCCF’s website at www.owencountycf.org on the “Scholarships” page. High school guidance counselors at Owen Valley, Cloverdale, Clay City, White River Valley, and the Indiana Academy are also a resource for high school students considering scholarships to help pay for post-secondary education.

Your Owen County Community Foundation is committed to help make our communities better places to live, work and grow. To do so OCCF donors support scholarships for our residents to continue their education. The staff at your Owen County Community Foundation is available to answer questions, whether about applying for a scholarship or inquiring on how to set up a new scholarship fund. They are only a phone call away at 812-829-1725. Or visit the OCCF office on the second floor of the Owen County State Bank at 201 West Morgan Street in Spencer.

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