(Warrick County, Indiana) The Warrick County Community Foundation has announced that Rajeev Chilukuri and Krish Gupta are the recipients of the 2020 Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships. 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 from an accredited Indiana college or university.
Rajeev is the son of Krishna and Kausalya Chilukuri of Newburgh. He is a senior at Castle High School and plans to study physics. In addition to excelling academically, Rajeev is a member of the Math Academic Team and Science Olympiad and active in soccer, track, Business Professionals of America, Student Athletic Council, Spanish Club and the Philosophy Club.
Krish is the son of Veneet and Tanya Gupta of Newburgh. He is a senior at Castle High School and plans to study biochemistry. In addition to excelling academically, Krish is a member of the Math and Science Academic Teams and Science Olympiad and is active in tennis, Business Professionals of America, and Math Club.
Award alternates were also announced and will each receive a $3000 scholarship from the Warrick County Community Foundation. They are Reed Overton, a senior at Boonville High School and Kayla Oxley, a senior at Castle High School.
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.