The purpose of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and to leverage further the ability of Indiana's community foundations to enhance the quality of life of the state's residents.
Since the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program was first offered in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana's residents and communities.
Lilly Endowment Inc. awards full-tuition scholarships to selected students from each county in Indiana. Each scholarship must be used to pursue a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university. The Endowments hopes that this program will continue to encourage many of Indiana's most talented students to attend one of Indiana's fine higher education institution and after graduation consider pursuing occupations in Indiana.
These scholarships are awarded through and administered by the network of community foundations throughout the state. ICI oversees the statewide administration of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.
- Full-tuition, required fees and book stipend for four years. (Does not pay room, board or travel expenses.)
- Recipients may attend any public or private, Indiana four year college or university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Applicants must have a high school diploma from an Indiana high school accredited by the State Board of Education or by a national or regional accreditation agency that is recognized by the State Board of Education.
- Applicants must be residents of the state of Indiana.
- Selection criteria, selection procedures and application due dates vary by county.
- Recipients must pursue undergraduate study in a baccalaureate program on a full-time basis.
- 142 scholarships will be awarded in 2015
How to Apply
For specific details concerning criteria and application procedures, contact the local community foundation in your home county.