Lilly Scholarship 2016One Marshall County student has been named recipient of a four-year, full tuition scholarship as the Marshall County Community Foundation 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

Mr. Benjamin Nick will receive full tuition to the Indiana College of his choice and a $900.00 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Mr. Benjamin Nick is the son of Charles and Debra Nick of Plymouth, IN.  He attends Bremen High School.  Benjamin is planning to attend Butler University and will major in Pre-med.

For 2016, the Lilly Scholarship Selection Committee, consisting of Beth Styers, Chair, Dr. Don Balka, Carol Bowen, Kay Finlay, Scott Joyner, Carolyn Kline, Tom Rohr, John Small Jr., Jared Weidner and Barbara Winters, recommended one finalist and two alternates to the Board of Directors of the Marshall County Community Foundation.  The committee reviewed 16 applications and interviewed 4 applicants.

The Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) administers the scholarship program on behalf of the Lilly Endowment.  ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, 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.  Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree.  There were 142 scholarships awarded statewide this year.

The mission of the Marshall County Community Foundation is to serve all of Marshall County, its people and its future through the growth and administration of endowment funding and philanthropy.

For more information contact Linda Yoder, Executive Director, Marshall County Community Foundation at 574-935-5159 or visit our website at


Pictured: Scott Joyner, Beth Styers, Chair of Lilly Scholarship Committee, Debra Nick, mother of the 2016 Lilly Scholar, Benjamin Nick, Lilly Community Endowment 2016 Scholarship Winner, Charles Nick, father of the 2016 Lilly Scholar, Linda Yoder, MCCF Executive Director, Carolyn Kline and Carol Bowen.