Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

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The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program provides scholarships for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

There is not a rigid model for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. A student who demonstrates notable abilities, leadership skills, and civic potential through community service, exemplary school citizenship, and outstanding academic performance will be considered as a high-quality candidate.

  • Applicants must be a legal resident of Monroe County, Indiana.
  • Applicants must be currently attending or have attended an accredited Monroe County high school and/or the Indiana Academy (in Delaware County) for at least three consecutive years (including senior year) and graduate by June of 2021. Eligible schools include: Bloomington High School North, Bloomington High School South, Edgewood High School, Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics & Humanities, Bloomington Graduation School, Seven Oaks Academy, Harmony School and Lighthouse Christian Academy.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.70 or above (weighted, on a four-point scale) through the end of their junior year and plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an Indiana college or university beginning in the Fall of 2021.
  • Applicants must be available to participate in an interview with the selection committee on an evening in October if selected as a finalist for the scholarship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE for the 2020-21 scholarship year has passed. The deadline was 8/13/2020.

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the Lilly Scholarship, please contact Program Director Marcus Whited at 

View list of previous Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients.