Applicants of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship - Wayne County must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of their junior year of high school. 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. Recipients must have graduated by June 30th. Recipients must pursue undergraduate study in a baccalaureate program on a full-time basis. Recipients may attend any accredited public or private four-year college or university in Indiana. Applications run from August until the deadline.
The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and to 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. To date, over 50 students have been awarded Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships through the Wayne County Foundation. Awardees are recognized, at the Wayne County Foundation’s Annual Community Dinner. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Program (LECSP) awards full-tuition scholarships to students from each county in Indiana. Applicants must be a Wayne County resident and attend a Wayne County high school.