LaGrange County Foundation Announces Lilly Finalists
By: Mike Stiles -
Thursday, October 22, 2020
(seated, left to right) Amelia Johnson, Alexis Miller and Mary Hostetler
(back row, left to right) William Clark and Hallie Mast (picture courtesy of LaGrange Community Foundation)
(LAGRANGE) - The LaGrange County Community Foundation has announced the five finalists for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship award.
Finalists for the award are Alexis Miller, Hallie Mast, Mary Hostetler and William Clark, all of Westview Jr/Sr. High School, and Amelia Johnston of Prairie Heights 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 recipient will receive a full tuition scholarship for eight semesters to the accredited Indiana college or university of his or her choice as well as a $900 yearly stipend for books and academic fees.
After a competitive application process that evaluated academics, community and school activities, leadership, and written essays, the Community Foundation’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Committee interviewed the five finalists on October 15, 2020. The results of the interview round will be combined with the application round to determine the 2021 nominee, which will be submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana for selection of the LaGrange County recipient who will be announced 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.
The scholarship program is offered each year by the LaGrange County Community Foundation, and other Indiana community foundations across the state 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.