Applications for the Starke County Community Foundation’s Lilly Endowment Scholarship are due next week. The application is available online at www.ncif.org and must be turned in by Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program offers a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to one local high school senior who will start college in the fall of 2015. The recipient must intend to be a full-time student and pursue a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university. Prospective applicants must currently live in Starke County and be high school seniors graduating by the end of June 2015 with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school.
The award is based on academic performance, service in the community, work and school and application essays, as well as a personal interview. The Starke County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee will select the nominee and alternates, but the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) will make a final decision.
The award was first offered in 1998. To date, more than $2.25 million has been awarded in scholarships to Starke County Lilly Scholars.