This Lilly Scholar is Moving the World Forward through Science and Innovation

By: Legacy Foundation Last Updated: August 26, 2016

Lily-Scholarship-Recipient-08-26-16This summer we caught up with past Lilly Scholarship recipient Kimberly Reppa during a visit back to her family home in Cedar Lake. She stopped by the Legacy Foundation office to chat with us about her college experience, humanitarian work and moving the world forward through science and innovation.

From a young age, Kim’s ambition was clear. By fourth grade she was focused on attending college. “I knew I wanted to have a positive impact and do something meaningful,” Kim said. Continue Reading

Whether she is developing water supply systems or championing equality, we are proud to know that Kim was able to pursue her goals because of the Lilly Scholarship she received from Legacy Foundation. Right now the opportunity is open to another cohort of students – six of whom will receive a four-year education without the burden of student loan debt.

Applications are available at: Students must apply by September 9, 2016.

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