Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Commencing in 1998, Lilly Endowment Inc. provides two Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships (LECS) each year for Benton County students. The scholarship provides full tuition and required fees to any accredited four-year private or public college or university in Indiana of the recipients choice, plus an annual book and equipment stipend. The LECS program is administered by the community foundations serving every county in Indiana. Each community foundation establishes its own criteria and application procedures for scholarship recipients. Benton Community Foundation nominates recipients who have had significant academic success while in high school as demonstrated by completing a rigorous curriculum and earning at least a 3.33 grade point average after seven (7) semesters. Additionally, recipients have contributed significantly to the quality of student life at the high school by participation and leadership in school activities: music, theater, clubs, service organizations, student government, athletics, FFA, etc. Moreover, they have contributed significantly to the quality of life in the local community outside high school by participation and leadership in community activities: volunteer groups, scouting, special projects, church, 4-H, etc. Recipients have contributed to the communitys economic well-being by paid work, work for family business or farm. Applicants are scored using the following criteria: * Academics 25% * School Contributions 15% * Community Contributions 15% * Work Experience 10% * Written Communication 5% * Statement of Financial Need 5% * Impromptu Written Essay 5% * Oral Communication 20%

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 2

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Benton Community Foundation
P.O. Box 351
Fowler, IN 47944

Contact Person:

Phone: 765-884-8022