One Daviess County student will be selected to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Daviess County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. The scholarship provides a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of the recipient’s choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Daviess County students may now apply for the scholarship through the Daviess County Community Foundation’s website at www.daviesscommunityfoundation.org. Deadline for applications is midnight on Jan. 19, 2014.
Details about the award are posted on the website as well as eligibility criteria and application instructions. Applications will be scored based on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, a written essay outlining future goals, work experiences, school activities and sports, and effectiveness in assigned leadership roles.
Based on results from the initial review, applicants will be selected for a final panel interview to further assess their verbal communication skills and civic pride and interest.
After the local volunteer scholarship committee completes their evaluation, names are submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. for the final selection of the recipient.
ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.
The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree.