Alliance Announces 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Evansville, Indiana  The Community Foundation Alliance has announced recipients of the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships in each of their 9 county affiliates. The scholarships provide 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.

More information about each recipient can be found at the county links preceding the recipients’ names below. Recipients in the counties served by the 9 Alliance affiliate community foundations are:

Daviess County: Molly Holsopple

Gibson County: Andrew Smith

Knox County: Grace Waggoner

Perry County: William Roberson

Pike County: Nicholas “Kyle” Williams

Posey County: Logan Bryant

Spencer County: Skylar Niles

Vanderburgh County: Andrew Heldman, Brendan Notich, and Ethan Shopmeyer

Warrick County: Hannah Beaven and Hannah Gourley

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.