Warrick County Community Foundation Announces 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

(Warrick County, Indiana)  The Warrick County Community Foundation is proud to announce Olivia Anderson and Allyson Downey as the 2021 recipients of the Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships. The scholarship provides recipients 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. 

Olivia is the daughter of Donald and Camilla Fancher Anderson of Newburgh. She is a senior at Castle High School and plans to study Political Science in order to pursue a career in Law. In addition to exceling academically, Olivia is a member of Young Voices, the Student Council, the Castle Gay-Straight Alliance, and the Castle Marching Band.  She participated on the speech team, history academic team, as a senior mentor, and the Warrick County Summer Musical.  She has been recognized as Student of the Month and as a member of the National Honor Society.   

Allyson is the daughter of Dale and Anne Downey of Boonville. She is a senior at Boonville High School and plans to study Agricultural Engineering. In addition to her academic excellence, Allyson participated in soccer, track, choir, theater, FFA and the BETA Club. She is a member of 4-H, attended the 4-H State Junior Leader Conference, and is active with numerous activities at her church, and enjoys playing bluegrass music.

Scholarship award alternates were also announced and will each receive a $3,000 scholarship from the Warrick County Community Foundation. They are Theresa Blanke, and Sravani Ravipati, both of whom are seniors at Castle 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.