Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Including the 23rd cohort, 4,769 full-tuition scholars have been awarded and over $405 million in scholarship tuition has been provided through the LECSP since the program’s inception in 1998. The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are

  1. to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana;
  2. to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and
  3. to encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Timeline

July 15Application Opens
September 11Scholastic Profiles must be submitted by school personnel
September 15Application Deadline
October 29 & 30Interviews for school nominees
Mid-DecemberRecipients Confirmed

Criteria Required for Student to Apply

  • Graduating senior from an accredited high school in Lake County, Indiana
  • Resident of Lake County, Indiana
  • Plan to attend a full time baccalaureate course of study in the fall of 2021 at an accredited Indiana college/university
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.25