Community Foundation Now Accepting 2015 Lilly Scholarship Applications

Washington, Indiana. December 18, 2014. One Daviess County student will be selected as the Daviess County Community Foundation 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. The scholarship provides full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any regionally accredited Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

Daviess County students may now apply for the scholarship through the Daviess County Community Foundation’s website at  Deadline for applications is midnight on January 19, 2015.

Details about the award are posted on the website as well as eligibility criteria and application instructions. Applications will be scored based on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, a written essay outlining future goals, work experiences, school activities and sports, and effectiveness in assigned leadership roles.  Based on results from the initial review, applicants will be selected for a final panel interview to further assess their verbal communication skills and civic pride and interest.

After the local volunteer scholarship committee completes its evaluation, scholar nominees will be  submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for final selection of a Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

Founded in 1972, ICI is a nonprofit corporation, representing 31 regionally accredited, degree-granting, nonprofit independent colleges and universities in the state. Among its activities, ICI provides a variety of collective services for member institutions in an effort to realize efficiencies of scale and to reduce costs and provides information about independent higher education in Indiana to public and private bodies as appropriate. ICI also assists students at member and non-member higher education institutions through scholarship programs such as the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Founded in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local area. One of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States, the foundation serves residents of Daviess County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for this community through charitable giving. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington.