Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship


Application Deadline: August 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

The Community Foundation will be awarding one Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship during the 2018-2019 school year.   The scholarship provides full tuition for four years of undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree, all required fees, and up to $900 per year for required books and equipment at an Indiana public or private college/university.

Application Requirements:

*Must be a resident of Switzerland County, Indiana

*Must be a current senior graduating by the end of June 2019, with a diploma from Switzerland County High School, an accredited Indiana high school

*Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

*Must be pursuing an Academic Honors Diploma

*Must intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at a public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

*May apply to only one community foundation for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

*Financial Need: Must be willing to submit an online College Costs Estimator and give approval for a report to be sent to the Community Foundation (must be completed by August 23, 2018).

*SAT scores are taken into consideration

*Activities (community service, school activities & work experience) are taken into consideration

*Essay required

*Must participate in a monitored, 45-minute writing session

*Are of good character and are willing to be held to a higher expectation level in all facets of life



Academic Performance:  25% - Measurements include: GPA of 3.0 or above; SAT scores; Academic Honors Diploma required.

Financial Need: 25% - Based on College Costs Estimator report from the National Center for College Costs.

Activities: 25% - Measurements include: Involvement in school activities, community service, and work experience.  Consideration on quality of service, not quantity. 

Writing Samples: 25% - Measurements include: Responses to the questions, ideas, organization, creativity, grammar and overall impression.  Must be typed following instructions.


2018-2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application


College Costs Estimator Instructions-  Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applicants are required to complete a College Costs Estimator as part of the application process.  If you have not already done so and would like instructions, click here.  Instructions are also available during the online application process.  Must be completed by August 23, 2018.