2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Mt. Vernon, Indiana – The Posey County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Posey County, Indiana, high school by June 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-posey/. Deadline to apply is September 12, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2017.

The scholarship provides full tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville (our governing body), and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

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 the program was first introduced in 1998, 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.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. 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.

About the Posey County Community Foundation
Established in 1992, the Posey County Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, is one of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States today.  We serve our County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for our community through charitable giving. The Posey County Community Foundation currently administers more than 90 funds established by individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and agencies to improve the quality of life in Posey County and benefit the community forever.

The Posey County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 402 Main Street, Mt. Vernon, Indiana. For more information, please call Melinda Waldroup at (812) 429-1191.