The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is available on the Unity Foundation website between now and September 10, 2021.
Through support of Independent Colleges of Indiana and Lilly Endowment Inc., two La Porte County students will receive four-year, full tuition scholarships to an accredited public or private Indiana college or university of their choice and an annual $900 stipend for required books and equipment.
“Receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is a privilege and an honor for a student that far exceeds its monetary value. A selection committee, comprised of volunteers from throughout the county, will seek to recommend the two most outstanding La Porte County students among those who apply,” said Shannon Walker, Unity Foundation Vice President.
To be eligible, students must: be a resident of La Porte County, Indiana; have graduated by June 30, 2022 from an accredited high school that serves La Porte County; intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning in the Fall of 2022 at an accredited Indiana college or university; and submit a complete online application at by 11:59 p.m. on September 10, 2021.
The scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, demonstrated service to others, leadership ability, commitment and motivation to succeed in academics, and to a lesser extent, financial need. The committee will interview finalists before recommending two students to the Independent Colleges of Indiana, who make the final selection.
Over the past 23 years, 68 La Porte County students and their families have benefitted from this generous scholarship program, totaling more than $4.8 million. “Many Lilly Scholars have returned to the area as adults and are now giving back to La Porte County in a variety of ways,” said Maggi Spartz, Unity Foundation President.