2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Daviess County, Indiana  The Daviess County Community Foundation has announced that Molly Holsopple is the recipient of the 2019 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship(s). 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.

Molly is the daughter of Dr. Merle and Mary Jo Holsopple of Montgomery. She is a senior at Barr Reeve High School and plans to study biology or chemistry at an Indiana college of her choice, with a goal of becoming a physician. In addition to excelling academically, Molly serves as class president and a member of student council. She also is a member of the softball team and has been involved in art and dance. She has worked a variety of jobs and has a passion for mission trips, having traveled to 7 different countries and spending over 800 hours in mission work.

The Community Foundation nominated Molly to receive the scholarship from a pool of 19 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:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 254-9354 or losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org