8-14-23      Monday News      1:30   A.M.

The 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Marshall County through the Marshall County Community Foundation.  The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 147 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Marshall County.  LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year.  The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Marshall County through the Marshall County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2024 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2024.
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana, and

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Marshall County and apply for this scholarship by visiting http://www.marshallcountycf.org/lilly-endowment-scholarship. Applications must be completed and submitted bySeptember 8, 11:59 p.m.to be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: Academic Performance: Community Service, Outside School Volunteer, School Service Activities, Work Experience, and Leadership: School Activities, Leadership, Honors, Civic, Academic, and Athletic Awards: Essay and Interview: Application Essay.

One finalistwill be nominated by the Marshall County Community Foundation, and their name will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipient. The scholarship recipient will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-98 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $486 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP 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.

Marshall County Community Foundation is again pleased to offer LECSP for its 27th cohort year in Marshall County. “Marshall County is full of bright and talented students eager to continue their education at an Indiana college or university. We are excited to again offer one of these gifted students the opportunity to earn free tuition for their hard work through the LECSP,” said Linda Yoder, Executive Director.