Two Graduating Greenwood Seniors Receive the Lilly Scholarship
Designed to increase awareness of the importance of education in Indiana, the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program grants money to students who plan on going to college, and have proven themselves reputable. Recently, two students from Greenwood schools won’t have to worry about tuition.
Mariah Smith, a senior at Center Grove High School, and Sam Hicks, a senior at Greenwood Community High School are the two worthy students to receive the award. Both plan on attending Purdue University, and are only required to pay for room and board. Imagine the happy students and their families as they begin the next school year with no future debt. Not to mention, they are given a $900 stipend each semester for books and other college required materials.
There are a few stipulations to receiving the scholarship such as keeping good grades throughout their four years of attending an in-state college of the student’s choice.
According to the Lilly Endowment website, the program was started in 1998 offering a four-year, full tuition scholarship to Indiana students who intend to work toward a bachelor’s degree at any accredit public or private college or university in Indiana. Administered by Independent Colleges of Indiana, and participation by the community foundations, the program is funded by the 92 counties in the entire state.