Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Cycle Opens August 1

The Perry County Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS) on August 1. This scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and a special allocation for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at an accredited public or private nonprofit Indiana college or university. One applicant in Perry County will receive the scholarship.

Lilly Endowment established the LECS program in 1998 to help raise Indiana’s level of educational attainment and to increase the ability of Indiana’s community foundations to enhance the quality of life for local residents. The Lilly Endowment remains steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered locally by community foundations throughout Indiana. Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program. Lilly Endowment has determined general conditions for the scholarship but allows each county’s community foundation’s LECS committee to define eligibility criteria.

The deadline to apply is September 8, 2016. Students may learn more and apply for the LECS by going to the Foundation’s scholarships page at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/perry/scholarships/ . For additional information about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, contact the Perry County Community Foundation Director Renate Warner at (812) 547-3176 or email renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org .