Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Millions awarded to Clinton Co. residents

For the past 19 years, the Clinton County Community Foundation has participated in the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. With the 2017 awards, the total number of Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships awarded to Clinton County residents is 36 with an approximate value of $2.7 million. View our past recipients

2018 Lilly Scholarship deadline: Deadline has passed.

Interview finalists: Sept. 28, 2017

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient announced: Dec. 18, 2017

Purpose: The program was designed to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and increase awareness of the potential of Indiana's community foundations to improve the quality of life of the state's residents.

Lilly Endowment's Motivation: Indiana ranks near the bottom of the 50 states in the percentage of its residents 25 years old who hold a baccalaureate degree. Lilly Endowment is confident that the leaders of Indiana communities can rally their fellow residents around efforts to increase the level of educational attainment in our state.

Scholarships: The scholarships will provide full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana nonprofit public or private college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Eligibility: The program is open to all Indiana residents who have graduated by the end of June 2018, with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school and who have been accepted to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning in the fall of 2018 at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.
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Requirements: To pursue four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at an Indiana college. Keep the Community Foundation apprised of their academic status during college and post-graduation status (education and/or employment) for at least ten years after graduation.
View Recipient Guidelines & Timeline
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2017-2018 Book Stipend Instructions/Report Form View PDF

Statewide: This year statewide 142 Indiana residents will receive the awards.

Criteria: Each foundation sets the selection criteria and procedures that they use. Criteria for Clinton County were:

  • academic achievement
  • essay
  • activities in and out of school
  • potential for success
  • interview
  • financial need

    Link to 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship and other Community Foundation scholarships:

    Lilly Scholarship deadline:August 28, 2017, at 5 p.m.

    General Scholarship deadline: March 2, 2018 (general scholarships will be available in October)

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