We are pleased to make the following announcement regarding the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship: 

One Greene County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. 

Carson Brown will receive full tuition to his choice of any accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana, as well as a yearly stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment. 

Carson is a senior at Linton-Stockton High School and lives in Linton. He is the son of Jeremy and Jennifer Brown. He is involved in Greene County 4-H, National Honors Society, Junior Civitan, Future Farmers of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Band, Choir, History Club, and Golf and Tennis. He’s volunteered with Be The Light Bible Study, Highway 111 Youth Group, Salt and Light Ministries, Toys of Tots Bell Ringing, and Fields of Faith. 

Greene County Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, composed of volunteer members from throughout the county, selected 5 finalists to interview from a total of 36 submitted applications. Finalists were forwarded to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for final selection of the recipient. 

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 30 regionally accredited, degree-granting, nonprofit independent colleges and universities in the state of Indiana and is also the statewide administrator of the program. 

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. 

For more information on the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, please see our web page: https://www.greenecountyfoundation.org/scholarships/lilly/