|Garrett Fehrman, 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist at the |
2016 Morgan County Philanthropy Dinner
The Community Foundation of Morgan County received a record breaking number of applications this fall for the Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. From the 75 applicants, six Morgan County high school seniors have been chosen as 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists. These finalists will be honored for their achievements on Thursday, November 3rd at the 3rd Annual Philanthropy Dinner held at the South Central Indiana – REMC in Martinsville.
About the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program
The criteria for the Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is weighted and based on academic performance, financial need, school/community activities and/or work experience, an essay, references, and a personal interview.
The Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), which administers the scholarship program for the Lilly Endowment, will select final recipients by the end of December. ICI is a non-profit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree-granting, non-profit, private colleges and universities in the state.
The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education within the state. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There will be 142 scholarships awarded statewide.
More information on the Community Foundation of Morgan County, Inc. is available on our website or by calling the foundation toll-free at (855) 280-3095 and asking for Hannah Sitz, CFMC Program Officer.