- Leslie Goss
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WHITE COUNTY ANNOUNCESLILLY ENDOWMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS
The Community Foundation of White County is honored to announce the names of seven finalists chosen for its 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship:
Brayden Buschman, North White High School
Schelby Clothier, Frontier High School
Gracie Craig, Twin Lakes High School
Natalie Deck, Twin Lakes High School
Natalie Rodrigues, Twin Lakes High School
Logan Schneidt, Tri-County High School
Daniel Wisner, North White High School
Lilly Scholars receive four years of tuition and required fees, plus a $900 book stipend, to any accredited nonprofit Indiana college or university of their choosing.
A total of 35 applications were reviewed by a committee composed of community
representatives from each of White County’s four school districts, chaired by a representative of the Community Foundation. Considerations for selection include financial need, community, school and work involvement, written essay, three recommendation letters, and a B- or better grade average.
White County’s process is “blind” – i.e. names of all applicants remain anonymous, and
applications are identified only by an assigned number.
As a final step in White County’s process, each finalist is interviewed by the selection
Recommendations of the Community Foundation of White County scholarship
committee are submitted to the CFWC Governing Council and the Community Foundation of
Greater Lafayette for approval, then forwarded to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for final review and selection of the recipients by a statewide committee composed of
representatives from ICI, Lilly Endowment, college professors, former Lilly Scholars, and
community foundation representatives.
ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting,
nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.
Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are recognized as leaders and mentors by both
peers and adults in their communities. As Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients, they will maintain contact with the Community Foundation of White County for four years of college as well as for ten years after their graduation.
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.
Announcement of White County’s 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
recipient will be made in early December.