2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program offers four-year, full-tuition scholarship to a Greene County student who intends to work toward a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.  The scholarship also provides $900 per year for required books and equipment.

To be eligible to apply, students must attend a Greene County, Indiana high school and/or reside in Greene County, Indiana; students must be on track to receive their high school diploma no later than June 30, 2021; students must be planning to attend a college or university in the state of Indiana. Applications will be accepted in August-September.

Application will require the following information:

  • Leadership in School Activities
  • Volunteer Community Activities
  • Transcript with GPA and Class Rank
  • Employment/Work History
  • Professional Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Two essays
  • Academic Performance
  • An Interview, if Selected as a Finalist

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program is administered in Greene County by the Greene County Foundation in partnership with Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI).  ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 30 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in Indiana.  The scholarship is the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education.  Indiana ranks among the lowest states in percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree.  Visit for more information about Independent Colleges of Indiana.

Past Greene County Lilly Scholar Winners:

  • 1998 — Brad Crites, Eastern Greene
  • 1999 — Clint Kaho, White River Valley and Rachel Steward, White River Valley
  • 2000 — Sarah Flinn, Bloomfield and Rod Walker, Linton
  • 2001 — Morgan May and Drew Landry of Shakamak and Emilee Preble of Linton-Stockton
  • 2002 — Tyler Blakley, Bloomfield, Heather Lee Crowe, Eastern Greene and Nadine Kristin Keitel, White River Valley
  • 2003 — Emily Hayes, Shakamak, Justin King, Eastern Greene and Sarah Church, Linton-Stockton
  • 2004 — Brittany Parkes, Bloomfield, Christina Catt, White River Valley and Tiffany Rae Todd, Linton-Stockton
  • 2005 — Brandt Zimmerly, White River Valley and Bessy Lyons, Eastern Greene
  • 2006 — Chantal Fink, Bloomfield, and Lindsey Sipes, White River Valley
  • 2007 — Laura Beth Correll, Linton-Stockton and Kevin Cross, White River Valley; Matthew J. Wall, who attended White River Valley High, but lived in rural Coal City, received a Lilly Scholarship from the Owen County Foundation
  • 2008 — Andrew Brown, Bloomfield and Carly Johnson, White River Valley
  • 2009 — John Alexander Cochrane, Bloomfield and Micajah Green, Shakamak
  • 2010 — Derek Corn, Bloomfield and Grace Anne Hayes, White River Valley
  • 2011 — Seth Herndon, Linton-Stockton
  • 2012 — Jacie Anderson, Eastern Greene
  • 2013 — Casey Reynolds, Shakamak
  • 2014 — Alex Bartlow, Bloomfield
  • 2015 — Lilly Southern, Eastern Greene
  • 2016 — Emma Brewer, Linton-Stockton
  • 2017 — Abby Denham, White River Valley
  • 2018 — Jordyn Kieft, Eastern Greene
  • 2019 — Evan Cruse, Shakamak
  • 2020 — Carson Brown, Linton-Stockton