Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application available now

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is accepting applications until September 15, 2023. High school seniors interested in applying can visit to get started.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship that allows recipients from each participating Indiana county to attend an Indiana college or university of their choice. Locally, the Kosciusko County Community Foundation recommends two recipients through a blind review. Top applicants are submitted to the Independent College of Indiana, the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, for the final selection.

“The scholarship is life-changing for the students who receive it,” said Amy Cannon, senior program officer at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. “Because the recipients are chosen through a blind review process, their success is based purely on the merits of the applications,” Cannon added.

When considering applicants, the Foundation looks at criteria like academic excellence, community service, extracurricular involvement, work experience, references and essay response. Eligible applicants must be:

  • Kosciusko County residents who are a current high school senior and will receive their diploma from an accredited Indiana high school no later than June 30, 2024;
  • Intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana;
  • Pursue an academic and/or technical honors diploma at the end of their junior year of high school;
  • Have a GPA of 3.8 of higher on a 4-point scale or 10.3 or higher on a 12-point scale at the end of their junior year of high school.

To learn more and apply, visit or call 574-267-1901.

Meet last year's scholarship recipients!