2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Perry County, Indiana  The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that William Roberson of St. Croix is the recipient of the 2019 Perry 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.

William is the son of James Roberson and Mary Roberson. He is a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and plans to study physics and math at an Indiana college of his choice, with a career goal of becoming a theoretical physicist. In addition to excelling academically, William has served in leadership positions on the robotics teams and founded the Little Einsteins, a STEM club for elementary school students. He is also a 4-H member and involved in band. In addition, he is employed with German American Bancorp.

The Community Foundation nominated William to receive the scholarship from a pool of 21 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:
Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 547-3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org