The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will open in August 2021.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) awards full-tuition scholarships to students from each county in Indiana.
- Students must be Greene County residents at the time of application
- Applicants must be high school seniors graduating by June 30, 2022
- Applicants must have a high school diploma from an Indiana high school accredited by the State Board of Education or by a national or regional accreditation agency that is recognized by the State Board of Education
- Recipients must pursue undergraduate study in a baccalaureate program on a full-time basis
- Recipients may attend any accredited public or private four-year college or university in Indiana
- One scholarship will be awarded to Greene County residents
- Pays full tuition and required fees for four years; no re-application process is required
- $900 book stipend each year
- Does not pay room, board, or travel expenses
- Thursday, August 9, 2021: Online Application Portal Opens
- Thursday, September 9, 2020: Applications Due by 11:59pm (No exceptions)
- October 2020: Finalist Interviews (Finalists for the interviews will be notified via phone once evaluations have been completed)
- Scholarship recipient will be notified by winter break
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
Lilly Scholar where are they now?
Rodney Walker graduated from Linton Stockton High School in 2000. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from USI, and later obtained a master’s degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan in 2010.
Rodney taught fourth and fifth grade at Highland Elementary School for 13 years before teaching Physical Education at Cedar Hall Community School for the past three years. But he does not just teach.
“I began coaching in Evansville 19 years ago and am currently the boys’ varsity (basketball) head coach at Evansville Central High School,” Rodney said.
Him and his wife, Amy, recently built a home where they live with their three kids, Blake, Addison, and Aubrey. Rodney said they still manage to make it back to Greene County to visit his parents, Rod and Carol, who live in Linton.
“Life is going great despite the tribulations of the current pandemic,” Rodney said. “…We keep busy with our kids’ daily activities.”
Lilly Scholar where are they now?
In the eight years since Jacie Grant won the Lilly Scholarship, she has lived an adventurous life.
After graduating from Eastern Greene High School in 2012, Jacie attended Purdue University. While there, she interned and volunteered in countries all around the world. Australia, Ireland, Vietnam, and Italy are four of the 16 countries she has traveled to since 2012, just to name a few. While in South Africa, she volunteered at a cheetah conservation center.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences and a minor in Food and Agribusiness Management. She went back to get her master’s degree in 2017.
She has worked at Cargill since 2016 and is now the Employee Experience Specialist for Cargill’s Virginia Market.
“I love working in the food industry,” Jacie said. “Getting to take part in nourishing the world in a responsible way is incredible.”
Jacie currently lives in a house overlooking the mountains in Waynesboro, Virginia with her husband Connor, and their dog, Buck.
“Life is going great!” Jacie said. “I am grateful for my roots in Greene County and to Eli Lilly for the opportunity to pursue my further education without the financial burden.”