HENDRICKS COUNTY – The Hendricks County Community Foundation is excited to announce a few changes to the 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program in Hendricks County. New this year, the Hendricks County Community Foundation is proud to partner with Lilly Endowment, Inc. in selecting three Hendricks County high school seniors as nominees. The number of awards is determined by the County’s population and based on that number—three nominees will be selected from Hendricks County for 2014. Another new change this year looks to emphasize the community service and involvement aspect of the award, students need only have a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher—removing the Top 15 percent criteria from years past. The scholarship application opens November 1.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is designed to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and leverage the ability of Indiana’s community foundations to improve the quality of life for the state’s residents.
The scholarship provides full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate studies leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
To be eligible, applicants must:
Be a Hendricks County resident
Have a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
Be involved in significant community service activities throughout his/her high school career
Be involved in extracurricular activities
• Graduate by the end of June 2014 with a diploma from a regionally accredited Indiana high school
Be accepted to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana
Applications for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship must be submitted online at the Hendricks County Community Foundation website: http://www.hendrickscountycf.org/scholarships/lilly_scholars/.
The online application will be available beginning Nov. 1. An application becomes valid only when completed in its entirety by December 17, 2013.
The Hendricks County Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life in Hendricks County by helping donors match their passion with community needs, awarding grants to nonprofit organizations and projects, and collaborating to address community issues. The Community Foundation manages an $8 million collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2012, the Community Foundation gave over $640,000 in grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. For more information, call 317-268-6240 or visit www.hendrickscountycf.org. and