Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

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Attention Class of 2023!

2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Available July 25, 2022!

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application will open on Monday, July 25, 2022. The deadline to apply will be Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 11 pm. The Noble County scholarship recipient will receive four years of full-tuition, required-fees and book stipend for up to four years.

Criteria for the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is:

To apply, students must be a high school senior residing in Noble County and be on track to graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2023.  These students must also plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana. Applicants will be required to complete three essays, submit two references and must have a high school grade point average of at least a 3.80 on a 4.00 scale at time of application.  Applicants may not round up their GPA. Additionally, applicants must show evidence of community service, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, any work experience, and leadership roles.

2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Interviews – Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6 pm at our new office location 1208 E. Lakeside Drive, Kendallville IN 46755.

Students selected to interview will be posted here on Friday, October 14, 2022.

Students selected to interview:
Rachel Becker – East Noble High School
Max Bender – East Noble High School
Addison Dills – East Noble High School
Grant Flora – West Noble High School
Hailey Holbrook – Churubusco Junior/Senior High School
Miriam Kline – Churubusco Junior/Senior High School
Ryan Norden – East Noble High School
Eva Refeld – Churubusco Junior/Senior High School
Austin Shepherd – Lakewood Park Christian School
Bethany Trinklein – West Noble High School

Students should arrive between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm. Please do not arrive sooner than 5:30 pm.
Students should dress appropriate for the interview as if it is for a job.  Interviews will start at 6 pm with the six judges.  Interviews may last until 9 pm.  If you have a school obligation that evening, please let us know as soon as possible.  We will do our best to accommodate your need to leave early.

  • Social distancing will be practiced at the student’s comfort level, and masks are optional.
  • Students don’t need to prepare anything in advance. You will know the answers to the questions we ask.
  • Light snacks and sandwiches will be available before or after for students. However, feel free to eat something before you arrive.
  • Please bring a photo/senior photo with your name, contact information, college major, college choice (if known) with you. This is a photo for us to keep.  We will also take individual photos.  If you forget to bring one, that is okay. It can be emailed to
  • Students are asked to leave the building once their interview is over.

Click here to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship  –  Application open July 25, 2022.

Other scholarships offered through the community foundation for 2022-2023 will be available to apply online through the community foundation’s website around November 28, 2022 to January 18, 2023.

Scholarship questions may be directed Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm to:

Jennifer Shultz
Director of Communications and Scholarships


  • Please read the scholarship criteria:
    To apply, applicants must be a high school senior who resides in Noble County, plans to receive a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2022, and will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private nonprofit 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. Applicants must show evidence of their community service, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, work experience, and leadership roles.
  • Complete the required 3 essays. Each essay must have between 125 and 250 words.
  • 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. Students are not disqualified if less than two references are submitted.
  • ALL applicants are reminded to complete their high school rank, high school G.P.A., and their most current high school transcript with G.P.A. with the application.
  • Track community service, volunteer activities, extra curricular, work experience and achievements on a spreadsheet including years involved and include leadership positions. This information will be helpful when completing the community foundation scholarship application.


Every student’s application is important to us, and we hope the following tips will be useful:

  • In addition to 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 an 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 just to name a few.
  • Most importantly, all applications must be submitted online on or before the deadline.  No scholarship applications or recommendations will be accepted past this time. Questions can be directed to Jennifer at the Community Foundation of Noble County by email for call 260-894-3335 Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


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