Written By: Kayleigh Wagner
Morgan County, IN – The Community Foundation of Morgan County is honored to announce the finalists for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECSP). CFMC received 56 applications this year from Morgan County students. Eight applicants have been chosen as 2020 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists.
The finalists are:
Andrea Cottongim, Greenwood Christian Academy
Wyatt Harvey, Monrovia High School
Rylee Kivett, Monrovia High School
Mason Littell, Martinsville High School
Hannah Raney, Martinsville High School
Gracie Smith, Mooresville High School
Jersey Tannehill, Martinsville High School
Seth Wertz, Monrovia High School
CFMC President Ed Kominowski stated, “Every year we are so pleased to be able to share the generosity of the Lilly Endowment’s Scholarship program with Morgan County. Through the Lilly Scholarship, two well-deserving students receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to any Indiana college or university of their choice. This scholarship not only transforms the life of each student but also their family by making dreams possible. It’s a highly competitive process and the finalists are amazing and talented young people. It’s such a pleasure for us to spend time with them and see the leaders of tomorrow right here in our community.”
About the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program
The Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program offers two scholarships to high school seniors who are Morgan County residents. Each scholar will receive full tuition for four years to the Indiana college of their choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
The criteria for the Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is weighted and based on academic performance, school/community activities and/or work experience, an essay, references, and a personal interview.
Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), which administers the scholarship program statewide, will select final recipients by the end of December. ICI is a non-profit corporation that represents 30 regionally accredited degree-granting, non-profit, private colleges and universities in the state.
The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to 1) help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) 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.
More information on the Community Foundation of Morgan County is available online at cfmconline.org or by calling the foundation at (765) 813-0003 and asking for Christine Arnold, Finance and Stewardship Manager.
The mission of the CFMC is to connect donors and their charitable giving with our evolving community needs in order to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations through impact grant making. If you are interested in learning more about CFMC’s current planning efforts, please visit cfmconline.org