(Tell City, Indiana) The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that Emma Severson is the 2021 recipient of the Perry 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.
Emma is the daughter of Terry and Trina Severson of Tell City. She is a senior at Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School and plans to attend an Indiana college to study History. In addition to exceling academically, Emma has been involved in the Academic Team, Art Club, National Honor Society, and Spanish Club. She is also heavily involved in Fine Arts as a member of the Marching Band, Concert Band, Drama Productions, and Pep Club.
Scholarship award alternates were also announced as first alternate Morgan Judy, a senior at Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High School and second alternate Madalyn Rogers, a senior at Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School.
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.