Finalists Named For LaGrange County Lilly Scholarships
By: Mike Stiles -
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
(LAGRANGE) - Five LaGrange County high school seniors have been named finalists for the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.
The prestigious award goes to an outstanding high school senior in LaGrange County.
Finalists for the award are Lillian Eash, Kaylyn Gates, Jackson Minix and Isaac Rogers, all of Westview High School; and Lillian Schackow of Lakeland High School.
The scholarship is awarded to a well-rounded LaGrange County graduating senior who exemplifies service and leadership in their community, while maintaining a commitment to academics.
The scholarship program is offered each year by the LaGrange County Community Foundation, along with other Indiana community foundations across the state. It is done 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.
After a competitive application process that evaluates academics, community and school activities, leadership, and written essays, the finalists are interviewed by the Foundation’s Lilly Scholarship Advisory Committee. The results of the interview round are combined with the application round to determine the 2022 nominees who will be submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana for final selection of the LaGrange County recipient.
The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship including a $900 book stipend per year, for four years to any accredited college or university in Indiana.
Announcement of the recipient will be made in mid-December. The four remaining finalists will each receive a $1,000 renewable four-year scholarship from the Lambright Leadership Scholarship Fund, established by Kevin and Carrie Lambright in 2013.
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