The Blue River Community Foundation is proud to partner with Lilly Endowment, Inc. to select one Shelby County high school senior as a nominee for the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. Independent Colleges of Indiana on behalf of Lilly Endowment, Inc. will make final scholarship selections and notify the Blue River Community Foundation of their decision by December 9, 2016. BRCF will notify the recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship by December 16, 2016. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is designed to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and leverage further the ability of Indiana’s community foundations to improve the quality of life of the state’s residents.
The scholarship provides FULL TUITION, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Eligibility Criteria for Applicants:
* Must be a Shelby County Resident
* Must be attending an accredited Shelby County high school
* Have or will have graduated with a diploma from a regionally accredited Indiana high school by the end of June, 2017.
*Intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.
The Blue River Community Foundation intends to select students who are unlikely to qualify for other significant scholarship assistance. Selection of the scholarship recipients will be based on the following:
*Community service/school activity: Recipients will have a record of sustained, meaningful community service OR sustained, meaningful school activity OR both.
*Academic Commitment: Recipients will demonstrate a strong commitment to academics and will have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA, be in the top 10% of your class, have a minimum 1100 new SAT total score/1600 old SAT total score (ACT comparable).
*Character/Maturity/Leadership: Recipients will be of good character and will represent the Shelby County community in a positive fashion.
*Unique Circumstances: Consideration will be given for unusual personal, family, or financial circumstances or challenges.
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