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Community Foundation Names 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

Four students win four-year, full-tuition scholarships

Clockwise from top left: Kern, Kwok, Li, Sharpe

The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County celebrates four students awarded the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. This highly competitive award provides recipients with four-year, full-tuition scholarships and a book stipend for the Indiana college or university of their choice.
 
The scholarship has been offered to Kaylee Kern, Mishawaka High School; Michelle Kwok, Penn High School; Lyvia Li, Penn High School; and Courtney Sharpe, Penn High School. Students will be making their college decisions in the next few months.

Awards are based on academic excellence, leadership, community service, employment history, written essays, personal recommendations, financial need, under-representation, and whether the student is the first generation of her/his family to attend college. The Community Foundation received 123 applications from 16 schools.  Finalists’ names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana for final selection.
 
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, not-for-profit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Join us in congratulating these exceptional scholars! Learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program—including how to apply next year—on our website.