2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Gibson County, Indiana  The Gibson County Community Foundation has announced that Andrew Smith is the recipient of the 2019 Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. 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.

Andrew is the son of Michael and Brenda Smith of Haubstadt. He is a senior at Gibson Southern High School and plans to study actuarial science at an Indiana University with a career goal of becoming an actuary. In addition to excelling academically and being involved in his faith, school sports, and theatre, Andrew is currently employed as a maintenance worker with the Town of Haubstadt.

The Community Foundation nominated Andrew to receive the scholarship from a pool of 24 applicants.

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 conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, 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 education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 568-8240 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org