2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalists

Garrett Fehrman, 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist
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.



Mercedes DeMoss, 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist
Mercedes DeMoss is the daughter of John and Cathy DeMoss of Martinsville. A member of the National Honor Society, DeMoss attends Martinsville High School where she was recognized as the most valuable defensive player on the varsity soccer team. Mercedes has also been active with varsity track and the varsity swimming and diving team. Additionally, DeMoss has been an active member of 4-H for the past nine years, three of which she has served as the vice president for the Morgan County 4-H Dog Club. Mercedes plans to study Mathematics and Biology before attending graduate school for Veterinary Science.

Garrett Fehrman, 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist
Garrett Fehrman is the son of Norbert Fehrman and Stephanie Yoder of Mooresville. A Parliamentarian for the National Honor Society, Fehrman attends Mooresville High School where he is active in varsity football and varsity track and field. Garrett serves in leadership positions in Key Club and Junior State of America, as well as having attended the American Legion’s Boys State, a summer leadership program. For the past three years Fehrman has participated in pre-college programming at Northwestern University and Brown University. Garrett plans to study Engineering and/or Business-Finance.



Lucy Hall, 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist
Lucy Hall is the daughter of Bill and Jo Hall of Martinsville. A member of the National Honor Society, Hall attends Martinsville Public High School where she serves as a freshman mentor, a member of the Martinsville High School A-Team, and the Spanish Club. Lucy also volunteered in the planning and organization of the Martinsville High School Dance Marathon for Riley Hospital. Additionally, Hall is the co-president of the Martinsville Rotary Interact Club. In 2015 she was recognized as the Youth Volunteer of the Year through the Martinsville Rotary Club and the Community Foundation of Morgan County. Lucy plans to study Public Communications.


Hunter Marsh, 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist
Hunter Marsh is the son of Mike and Dawn Marsh of Monrovia. A member of the National Honor Society, Marsh attends Monrovia High School where he is active in the Student Body Government, having served in several leadership roles. Hunter is also active in Quiz Bowl and Science Club, as well as varsity soccer and varsity golf. Additionally, Marsh has been active in 4-H for the past nine years, three of which he has been active in the Morgan County 4-H Swine Club. Hunter plans on studying History, Mathematics, Business, and/or Law.



Katelin Scott, 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist
Katelin Scott is the daughter of Bobby and Nicole Scott of Mooresville. Scott attends Roncalli High School, where she is active in varsity swimming. Katelin actively works with special needs classmates, as well as having founded and led the Morgan County Special Olympic Swim Team for the past 4 years. Scott also attended the FBI Leadership Academy, has interned at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, and is very active in her church and its ministry to those in need throughout the community. Katelin plans to study Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and/or Biology.



Hayley Taylor, 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist
Hayley Taylor is the daughter of Cheryl Taylor of Mooresville. A member of the National Honor Society, Taylor attends Martinsville High School where she is active in Student Council, Spanish Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and varsity soccer and softball. Hayley also volunteered in the planning and organization of the Martinsville High School Dance Marathon for Riley Hospital. Additionally, Taylor has volunteered at St. Francis Hospital for the past four years, two of which were spent in the Physical Therapy Department. Hayley plans to study Biology and/or Exercise Science before pursuing a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy.

 

About the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program



2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalists
The Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program offers two scholarships each year to high school seniors who are Morgan County residents. Each scholar will receive full tuition for four years to the Indiana college of their choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

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.

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