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Through support of Independent Colleges of Indiana and Lilly Endowment, Unity Foundation is currently offering a Lilly endowment community scholarship, 2019 which is a two four-year college scholarships to benefit residents.

The Lilly scholarships, 2019 will make available full tuition, required fees, and an allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any accredited Indiana public or private college or university.

Receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is a privilege and an honor for any student, far exceeding its monetary value. The Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of volunteers from throughout the county will seek to recommend the two most outstanding students among the candidates that would apply.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is aimed at helping to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and increase the ability of Indiana community foundations to enhance the quality of life for the state’s residents.

What is Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship?

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a state-wide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance and local high schools, while the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides state-wide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program has assisted more than 4,400 Indiana high school graduates from each of Indiana’s 92 counties with more than $372 million in tuition to pursue baccalaureate degrees at Indiana colleges and universities.

About Lilly Endowment Community

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since its inception, the Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a state-wide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, non-profit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Scholarship Level/Field

The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019

Host Nationality

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is taken and hosted in Indiana, United States.  If you are an international student and you desire to study in the United States, Check out the best scholarships obtainable for study in the United States

Scholarship Benefit

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship winners will receive an award which includes provision of full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any accredited Indiana public or private college or university.

Eligible Nationality

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is available for students who are citizens of the state of Indiana in the United States. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

Scholarship Number

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship 2019 has an opening of two offers for deserving student the scholarship. Its selection criteria is strictly based on merit.

Eligibility for Scholarship

The recipient of the prestigious award will be known as a Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Prospective applicants must meet the following criteria;

  • Be in the upper 20 percent of your class
  • Be on course to graduate with a diploma from an accredited public or private Indiana high school by the end of June 2019
  • Have at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0-point scale through the end of their junior year; and demonstrate significant school involvement, community service, good character and leadership skills and financial need.
  • Have either combined evidenced-based reading and math SAT score of at least 1050 or ACT composite score of 23
  • Scholarship recipients must intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning in fall 2019 at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.

How to apply for the Lilly endowment scholarship (Application procedures)

Part of the Lilly Foundation Scholarship application includes four short essays, and the committee puts a lot of weight on the answer to these questions, as they are the first opportunity for applicants to really shine.

It is advised that the students to have a counselor, teacher, or other trusted mentor proof-read their answers before submitting the application. The prompts are listed below:

  • Identify a specific change that you think would improve your high school and explain why.
  • Identify a specific change that you think would improve your community and explain why.
  • If you could have chosen a different time in history to be born, when would it have been and why?
  • Is there anything else about your life or experiences that you would like the selection committee to know?

Applications will be blindly reviewed and independently scored by members of a Lilly Scholarship committee at each community high school to identify semi-finalists. The number of semi-finalists will be reflective of each school’s senior class size.

The Community Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee will evaluate the scored semi-finalists applications from each school. Applicants will be evaluated on; Academic ability, School activities, Achievements and recognition, Community service, Work history and internships, Leadership, Overall impression.

In October, each finalist will be interviewed, and their interview scores will be combined with scoring from the written application. The finalist’s rankings, along with the committee’s recommendations for scholarship recipients, will be submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc.  Finalists must be available for personal interviews with the selection committee.

Interested candidates should first contact their local community foundation, or if applicable, their high school guidance counsellor for detailed information about the program.

To inquire about this scholarship and to begin the application, applicants can visit the Lilly Endowment Community official website

Application Deadline

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application [common form and renewal] for 2019 will has been opened since November 21, 2018.

Contact

Contact Mary Dickerson at Independent Colleges of Indiana at 317-236-6090, or Sara B. Cobb, vice president for education at Lilly Endowment, at 317-916-7309. Lilly Endowment Inc. Li2801 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208. Phone: (317) 924-5471

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