Lilly Endowment Scholarship and CFMC set to award 2022 Scholars in early 2022

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is designed to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana, increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations, like CFMC, play in their communities, and encourage efforts of Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and state leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana.

The Endowment believes that education at all levels is important to the personal, civic, and economic well-being of Indiana’s residents and communities. This program aims to encourage many of Indiana’s most talented students to attend one of the state’s higher education institutions and, ultimately, pursue careers in Indiana.

The number of scholarships awarded annually are based on the population of the county. Morgan County, therefore, awards two scholarships each year. This year, CFMC received 67 scholarship applications from high school seniors across the county. Each application was reviewed by an external committee, scored, and eight finalists were welcomed for an in-person interview. Students are asked to present answering the question, “What change would you like to see in the world?” and are then asked a series of questions from the interview committee.

All 92 counties in Indiana participate in the annual Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program through their local community foundations. While funds are not a guarantee each year from the Lilly Endowment Fund, scholars are awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to any Indiana University of their choice. This program provides many personal, and professional opportunities and changes scholars’ lives as they choose the best school fit for their educational goals without the stress and hassle of financial expenses.

CFMC is looking forward to awarding 2022’s Lilly Endowment Scholars. Stay tuned in December or early January for announcements. To find out more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, visit our website: https://cfmconline.org/donors/scholarships/

Above Photo: 2021 Lilly Endowment Scholarship finalists, Dellaney Collier and Trista Hammans from MSD Martinsville High School

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