2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Knox County, Indiana  The Knox County Community Foundation has announced that Grace Waggoner is the recipient of the 2019 Knox 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.

Grace is the daughter of Charles and Kristi Waggoner of Vincennes. She is a senior at Rivet High School and plans to study business and finance at an Indiana college of her choice, with a goal of becoming a company executive. In addition to excelling academically, Grace has served in leadership positions both in her school and in the community through student government, Kiwanis Key Club, Rotary Interact Club, and the Vincennes Mayor’s Youth Council.  Additionally, she is involved in golf, basketball, and track, earning several individual state awards.

The Community Foundation nominated Grace to receive the scholarship from a pool of 15 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