Lilly Endowment Scholarship Program

About

The purpose of the Jasper and Newton County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and to leverage further the ability of Indiana’s community foundations to enhance the quality of life for the state’s residents.

For school year 2020-2021, each community foundation (county) will be eligible to nominate a recipient for a full-tuition scholarship to Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) on behalf of Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

Scholarship must be used to pursue a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university.

The program will provide scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and 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 College and Schools.

The Lilly Endowment, in conjunction with Jasper Newton Foundation, hopes that this program will continue to encourage many of Indiana’s most talented students to attend Indiana’s fine higher education institutions and after graduation consider pursuing occupations in Indiana.

Requirements

  • Student residing in Jasper and/or Newton County or attending a Jasper and/or Newton County high school.
  • Intend to pursue four years of study on a full-time basis to an Indiana college or university.
  • Student academic achievements meet or exceed the top 25% in their graduating class.
  • Nomination requirements include academic performance, demonstrated leadership skills, community service, and character.
  • Limit one application per individual.

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Horatio Alger Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarship(application open for high school seniors in Louisiana, Montana and nationwide for students interested in a select number of colleges/universities)
Eligibility Criteria

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Targeted Scholarships(application open for applicants in their freshman year of college at a select number of colleges/universities)
Eligibility Criteria

  • Be enrolled full-time as a college freshman at specific colleges/universities
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required and/or demonstrate Pell eligibility)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (check individual programs for GPA requirements); and
  • Be a United States citizen

Career & Technical Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Horatio Alger Scholarship Site

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

College Board has a unique scholarship opportunity ALL of you should consider applying to if you’re college bound. It’s called the Opportunity Scholarship. No essay or minimum GPA. Half of the awards are income based. You complete 6 tasks and with each task you’re eligible for more $$.
Complete all 6 and you’ll be eligible for $40,000. In Indiana alone there have been 26 winners.

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