A John Glenn High School senior will receive a full tuition scholarship to the University of Notre Dame and an additional $900 annual stipend to help with books and other school equipment. Cole Jacobson of Plymouth is the Marshall County Community Foundation’s 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Jacobson has received numerous state and national academic awards and has demonstrated leadership through his involvement with National Honor Society and student council. He also attended Hoosier Boys State, the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Seminar and Purdue Entrepreneur Academy. Jacobson also volunteers with several local non profit organizations, teaches and mentors local youth and visits with senior citizens at a local nursing home. He was also the champion in his wrestling weight class and involved in the choir, school variety shows and musical theatre performances at John Glenn. He plans to major in actuarial science at Notre Dame.
Jacobson was one of 19 applicants interviewed by the scholarship selection committee. He was chosen from a field of three finalists. Selection criteria include academic performance, community service and leadership.