Posey County Community Foundation Announces 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

(Mount Vernon, Indiana)  The Posey County Community Foundation has announced that Kenzie Paul is the recipient of the 2020 Posey 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.

Kenzie is the daughter of Joseph and Heather Paul of Mount Vernon. She is a senior at Mount Vernon High School and plans to attend an Indiana college of her choice to study business. She excelsKenzi Paul scholastically, holding a perfect GPA while participating and holding leadership positions in numerous school clubs, organizations and academic teams. Kenzie is the founder of the Student Advocacy for Social Impact club, the Mount Vernon Riley Dance Marathon Club, and the Girl STEMpowerment Club. A 3-year member of DECA, she earned first place recognition at the state level. Her community involvement includes the founding of Kenzie’s Helping Hands prosthetics 3D printing which provides 3D printed prosthetics for children. She has also served as a Lucky Fin Project Ambassador, being a mentor for limb different youth; a NubAbility Volunteer Soccer Coach, being a coach for limb different youth; and an e-NABLE Speaker, bringing awareness to 3D prosthetics

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.