Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The application period for the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program has passed. Information for the 2024 program will be available in August 2023.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program seeks to increase the number of Indiana residents who hold college degrees. Unity Foundation of La Porte County recommends applicants to Independent Colleges of Indiana, which is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., to award full-tuition scholarships to outstanding La Porte County students.

These scholarships will provide full-tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any public or private college or university in Indiana accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

2023 Timeline

  • August 10, 2022: Lilly Scholarship application available online

  • September 9, 2022: Application due

  • Late October 2022: Finalists notified and interviewed; applicants not selected as finalists also notified

  • December 2022: Recipients are notified (all finalists notified of outcome)

  • April 2023: Recipients must determine Indiana college/university they will attend.

Applicant Selection Process

Receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is a privilege and an honor that far exceeds its monetary value. Therefore, the Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of volunteers from throughout La Porte County, will seek to select the two most outstanding students among those who apply. Service to others, demonstrated leadership, and academic performance are key. Commitment, employment history, and financial need will also be considered in the selection process. Applications are reviewed in a blind process (names are removed beforehand). Finalists are then selected for a personal interview. Committee members sign confidentiality agreements, and all information from the applications is kept in the strictest of confidence.