Legacy Foundation announces details for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Legacy Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The statewide scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Eligible students in Lake County must be a graduating senior from an accredited high school in Lake County, Indiana, and be residents of the county. Additional details related to eligibility are listed on the Foundation’s website at https://legacyfdn.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-scholarship/. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for full-tuition, required-fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  

Legacy Foundation will nominate six students to receive the scholarship.  The 2021 Lake County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2020.

Legacy Foundation is hosting a virtual information session on August 25 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm for students and parents or guardians of students interested in applying for the scholarship. The registration link for the information session is available at https://legacyfdn.org/community-programs/upcoming-events/.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. Legacy Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with a volunteer selection committee and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced 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 residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 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.

About Legacy Foundation

Legacy Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit community foundation that supports the passions of philanthropic individuals, organizations, and businesses in Lake County, Ind. Through the generosity of many donors, Legacy has awarded more than $40 million to charitable causes since its founding in 1992. With a deep knowledge of local issues, we work creatively across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to address challenges throughout Lake County. The foundation manages $60 million in assets and is governed by a diverse volunteer board of directors. For more information, visit www.legacyfdn.org.