This page will direct you to the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application. Read the directions on the application page carefully. The application period for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is 7/14/2017 to 9/6/2017 at 3:30 pm. You must hit “submit” after you sign your application in order for the application to be considered for this scholarship and others offered through the community foundation.Submit your application first then send the link for your recommendations to your references. The Community Foundation of Noble County administers many different scholarships to help students achieve their educational dreams. Other scholarships are also available to apply for, though the list typically changes from year to year, other scholarships are generally offered mid-November through January, with a few exceptions. The scholarships awarded are to be used for tax-exempt college expenses, excluding housing or transportation unless otherwise stated. A student awarded or declining the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is not eligible for any other scholarships offered through the Community Foundation of Noble County.
2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Criteria: Four years of full tuition and required fees awarded to one well-rounded high school senior who resides in Noble County, that will receive a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2018, and will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. Students must achieve a high school grade point average of at least 3.80 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application. Students need to be well-rounded seniors through their community service, volunteerism and extracurricular activities and work experience as well as leadership roles.
*NOTE: Top Honor Finalists for this scholarship will be posted on our website www.CFNoble.org on Friday, October 13, 2017 and your interview, if selected, will be Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6 pm at the Community Foundation of Noble County located at 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767.
Watch the tutorial video regarding the online application process.
Other scholarships offered through the community foundation for 2017-2018 will be available to apply online through the community foundation’s website November 21, 2017 to January 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Please remember the general scholarship application will not be available until November 21, therefore the criteria information will not be updated until then.
Scholarship questions may be directed Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm to:
2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Due Date is Sept. 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm
Please read the scholarship criteria:Four years of full tuition and required fees awarded to one well-rounded high school senior who resides in Noble County, that will receive a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2018, and will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. Students must achieve a high school grade point average of at least 3.80 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application. Students need to be well-rounded seniors through their community service, volunteerism and extracurricular activities and work experience as well as leadership roles. *NOTE: Top Honor Finalists for this scholarship will be posted on our website www.CFNoble.org on Friday, October 13, 2017 and your interview, if selected, will be Tuesday, October 17, 2016 at 6 pm at the Community Foundation of Noble County located at 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767.
The application period for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is 9/14/2017 to 9/6/2017 at 3:30 pm.
Complete the required 3 essays.
You must have a G.P.A. of 3.80 or better to apply. You cannot round up your G.P.A.
Every applicant must list two references and request recommendation forms. You may not list relatives. One must be other than full-time school personnel. You must submit your application first, then send the link to your references. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that recommendation forms have been submitted by your references before the deadline date of this application (you are not disqualified if you have less than 2 references). These may be filled out online, and an email request to copy/paste to your reference can be found in the right sidebar of the application landing page.
ALL applicants are reminded to complete their high school rank, high school G.P.A., submit SAT scores or ACT Composite, and their most current high school transcript with G.P.A. and SAT scores or ACT Composite with the application. The score range for the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math is from 200 to 800. You should report your scores within this range for the Evidence -Based Reading and Writing and Math.
If you have not taken the SAT or ACT, you may still apply for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.
Track your community service, volunteer time, extra curricular, work experience and achievements on a spreadsheet including your time/years involved and include leadership positions. This information will be helpful when you complete the community foundation scholarship application.
For additional financial aid information, visit Indiana College Costs Estimator at www.indianacollegecosts.org. You can learn where the money is, see free scholarship search sites, learn why Indiana diploma types matter, and understand the different types of financial aid.
Every student’s application is important to us, and we hope the following tips will be useful:
In addition to your academic performance, the selection committee looks for scholarship applicants who display engagement in their schools and community. Indications of a qualified applicant include leadership positions within sports teams, clubs, and community organizations. Volunteering with nonprofit organizations is another way to improve your application. Some organizations are almost always in need of volunteers, including Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Humane Society of Noble County, Noble House Ministries, or any of the food pantries.
Most importantly, all applications must be submitted online on or before Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. No scholarship applications or recommendations will be accepted past this time. If you have questions regarding the scholarship application, please contact Jennifer at the Community Foundation of Noble County by email Jennifer@CFNoble.org for call 260-0894-3335 Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application deadline 9/6/2017 at 3:30 pm
General Scholarship application deadline 1/17/18 at 3:30 pm
Julia Atz Music Scholarship deadline 4/27/18 at 3:30 pm
How do I claim my scholarship!
To release payment to your school, please mail to the Community Foundation of Noble County as soon as possible:
1. A copy of your tuition bill for the first semester of the relevant school year
as soon as you receive it, but generally no later than October 1 (your award letter will have the exact date). This should also you’re your college’s name and address on it, as well as your student ID# or account#.
2. A wallet-sized photo of yourself with the following information written on the back side:
College you will be attending.
You will also be asked to complete and return a Photograph & Video Release Form so we may promote your educational story on social media/Internet. A brief story may be shared about your educational scholarship and the scholarship(s) you won to promote awareness of the scholarship opportunities available at the community foundation, if you wish to participate. This is not mandatory.
3. A copy of your first-semester college grades for the first applicable school year to the Community Foundation of Noble County once you receive them, but no later than February 1. If your scholarship is indicated as paid in multiple semesters/years, you must continue this process to receive payment each time. You may have to maintain a minimum GPA to continue to receive your scholarship if it is awarded for multiple semester/years.
Soon after we receive this information, payment will be sent to your college. As a scholarship recipient, it is your responsibility to provide the requested information so we may release payment to your college in a timely manner.
Where can I send my thank-you notes?
Thank you card(s) can be sent to the Community Foundation of Noble County, Attention: name of your scholarship(s) to the address below. We will see that the donor/fund representative will receive the card and a copy is placed in your student file.
Community Foundation of Noble County
1599 Lincolnway South
Ligonier, IN 46767
What if I need to decline my scholarship?
Form to Decline Scholarship
If you decide not to use a scholarship, you will be asked to complete a “Form to Decline Scholarship” and return it to us.
How will I know if I’ve been awarded a scholarship?
High School Scholarship recipients are announced at each school’s awards night. Resident/Adult and College Student Scholarship recipients will receive a letter informing them of their award. Generally this will be at the end of May or in early June.