Legacy Fund is pleased to announce four Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and four Legacy Fund Community Scholars. Students were selected based on financial need, community service, academics and interview skills.
Lilly Endowment Community Scholars
Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will receive full tuition to any Indiana college for four years of study plus an additional annual $800 stipend for required books and equipment.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholars, their respective high schools, and colleges they plan to attend are:
- Robert Keck (Fishers High School, Purdue University – West Lafayette)
- Tiffany Peterson (Noblesville High School, Indiana University - Bloomington)
- Andrew Terhune (Sheridan High School, Butler University)
- Jason Wing (Carmel High School, Purdue University – West Lafayette)
Six Hamilton County public high schools could nominate two students each and ten private high schools could each nominate one Hamilton County resident. Nominees completed an application and were interviewed by Legacy Fund’s Community Scholarship Committee. Finalists’ names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) to select recipients. ICI is a not-for-profit corporation that represents 31 regionally-accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.
Legacy Fund is honored to manage these scholarships, which are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment, Inc. initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Since 1998, 57 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships have been awarded in Hamilton County.
Legacy Fund Community Scholars
Four Legacy Fund Community Scholarships were awarded from the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applicant pool. Donations to the Legacy Fund Community Scholarship Fund and a grant from Legacy Fund’s Community Endowment make Legacy Fund Community Scholarships possible. Legacy Fund Community Scholars are awarded $8,000 over four years or $2,000 per year.
The Legacy Fund 2010 Community Scholars and their respective high schools, are:
- Alix Haire (Cathedral High School)
- Karina Hamamouche (Westfield High School)
- Casey Shelburne (Sheridan High School)
- Ian Weber (St. Theodore Guerin High School)