(Vincennes, Indiana) The Knox County Community Foundation has announced that Phoebe Worstell is the recipient of the 2021 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. This scholarship provides the recipient with otherwise unreimbursed 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 Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Phoebe is the daughter of James and Jennifer Worstell of Bicknell. She is a senior at North Knox High School and plans to attend an Indiana college of her choice to study Chemical Engineering. In addition to exceling academically, Phoebe has been involved in a variety of activities including National Honor Society, Champions Together, science and math academic teams, and Youth Leadership Knox County. She has served on student council all four years of high school and is currently the Student Body President. Phoebe is involved with both the dance and softball teams at North Knox High School, serving as the captain for both. She is also very involved with the Jean Marie Dance Studio, volunteering her time to teach young students.
Scholarship award alternates were also announced. First alternate Ella Hays and second alternate Alaynie Mize will both receive a scholarship from the Friends of Knox County Fund.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI). Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided over $424M in grant support for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.
The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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.