2017-08-08 / Front Page

Application for 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship now open

The Putnam County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The online application is available on the Community Foundation website, www.pcfoundation.org. This prestigious scholarship will provide full-tuition, including a $900 book stipend per year, for four years to any accredited Indiana college or university.

Selection criteria for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is based on scholastic abilities and intellectual pursuits, capacity to lead and motivate fellow students, social commitment and extracurricular involvement, and the ability to articulate career plans that demonstrate motivation and initiative. Yearly, this award goes to the most outstanding high school senior in Putnam County.

“While this application is much earlier than our regular scholarship applications which will open November 1, 2017, identifying Lilly Scholars earlier in the school year gives them more time to decide which college or university to attend,” stated Dean Gambill, Director of Community Development. The 2018 Putnam County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2017.

“The 2018 Scholar will receive our community’s 37th Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship,” said Putnam County Community Foundation Executive Director Elaine Peck. “We are thrilled to provide this scholarship opportunity to Putnam County students.”

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The Community Foundation administers more than 270 funds and endowments, supporting a variety of charities. Questions about scholarships should be directed to Dean Gambill, Director of Community Development, 765.653.4978 or dgambill@pcfoundation.org.

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