Perry County Community Foundation Announces 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

(Tell City, Indiana  The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that Mallory Lynch is the recipient of the 2020 Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. 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.

Mallory is the daughter of David and Michelle Lynch of St. Croix. She is a senior at Perry Central High School and plans to attend an Indiana college of her choice to study human biology/pre-medicine. In addition to exceling academically, Mallory has been involved in National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, yearbook, and Health Occupations Students of America. She is also involved in many community activities, including vacation bible school, Red Cross, and volunteering for nursing home activities. Through a school project, Mallory created memory books for children in the local foster care system. She is also a cheerleader and participates in gymnastics.

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.