Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists

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Seniors Tanner McCormick-Messer and Charley Potthast are Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship finalists. Each Indiana school may recommend two students. The Scecina Guidance Department nominated McCormick-Messer and Potthast. 

The Independent Colleges of Indiana administer the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program and include significant participation by the community foundations serving each of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Critical Elements of the Program:

  • Full tuition, required fees, and book stipend for four years. (Does not pay room, board, or travel expenses.)
  • Recipients may attend any public or private Indiana four-year college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma from an Indiana high school accredited by the State Board of Education or by a national or regional accreditation agency recognized by the State Board of Education.
  • Applicants must be residents of the state of Indiana.
  • Selection criteria, selection procedures, and application due dates vary by county.
  • Recipients must pursue undergraduate study in a baccalaureate program on a full-time basis.
  • 143 scholarships are awarded annually.

There are only 11 recipients in Marion County. Scholarship winners will be announced in early December. Both seniors are exploring Butler University for their post-secondary education path. 

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