Time to apply for 2019 Lilly Scholarship

COLUMBIA CITY — The Community Foundation of Whitley County is once again offering the opportunity for Whitley County high school seniors to apply for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

Applications are available on the Community Foundation’s website at cfwhitley.org. Funded by Lilly Endowment, the award will provide a deserving student from the community with a full four-year scholarship.

In addition to tuition, the award also covers required fees and includes an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment. Recipients of the award must undertake four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university in Indiana.

The deadline for submitting applications and all related materials, such as letters of reference, transcripts and proof of income, is Friday Sept. 14.

Created by Lilly Endowment to help raise Indiana’s level of educational attainment, the program was first introduced in 1998. Since that time, 37 Whitley County students have received the prestigious award. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in coordination with Independent Colleges of Indiana, the entity responsible for final selection approval. The recipient will be notified of the award this winter.

All applicants must have graduated by the end of June 2019 with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school and have been accepted to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study in the fall of 2019 at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.

Applications are available on the Community Foundation’s website at cfwhitley.org. Questions should be directed to Chelsey Barrell, communications coordinator, at (260) 244-5224.

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