Charley Potthast ’24 is a Lilly Endowment Community Scholar

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(left to right) Director of School Counseling Kalynn Huntoon, Dr. Dispenzieri, Charley Potthast ’24, and President Therber

Scecina is excited to share that Charley Potthast ’24 is a Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Charley goes above and beyond in the classroom, including extracurricular activities and community service. Charley will receive a full, four-year scholarship to any in-state college or university. Charley wants to attend Butler University, the University of Notre Dame, or St. Mary’s College.

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.

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.

Charley shared, “When I learned I was selected, I was surprised because it felt like it would be a long shot. I’m glad I took the time to do the scholarship application because I received this scholarship!”

Charley attended Holy Spirit Catholic School.

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