09 Aug Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Available
The 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is currently available through the Starke County Community Foundation. LECSP scholarships may be used for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.
The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and in Starke County through the foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:
- graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2024 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2024;
- intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
- meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation
Applications must be completed and submitted by Thursday, September 7, by 3:00 p.m. to be considered.
Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, service in community, work, and school, as well as application essays. An interview will also weigh significantly in the committee’s selection process. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.
Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-98 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $486 million.
The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) 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.