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7/6/2017 4:12:00 AM
Lilly Scholarship applications available
Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County

Press release

Online applications are available for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, administered by Heritage Fund and Independent Colleges of Indiana.

Lilly Scholarships provide 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 that lead to a baccalaureate degree at any accredited Indiana public or private college or university.

Two Lilly Scholarships will be awarded to Bartholomew County students for 2018.

Applicants must reside in Bartholomew County; be on course to graduate with a diploma from an accredited public or private Indiana high school by the end of June 2018; have at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0-point scale; and demonstrate significant school involvement, community service, good character and leadership skills and financial need. Finalists must be available for personal interviews with the selection committee. Scholarship recipients must intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning in Fall 2018 at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.

Complete application eligibility rules and instructions are available at Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.

Applications and all required materials must be submitted by NOON on Friday, September 1, 2017.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program aims to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and to increase the ability of Indiana community foundations to enhance the quality of life for the state's residents. Since the program began in 1998, 43 Bartholomew County students have been named Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. The Endowment has awarded nearly $3.5 million collectively to these students.

For more information, contact Amy Laker, scholarship manager, by phone at 812-376-7772 or by email at alaker@heritagefundbc.org.

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