14 Nov, 2017
Each year, the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is awarded to two high school students from each
Indiana county. The scholarship includes 100% paid tuition and an annual textbook stipend of $900. To
participate, students must enroll in a baccalaureate degree program at a college or university (public or
private) located in Indiana.
The Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) partners with Eli Lilly as the sponsoring organization
that selects the finalists for Morgan County, then the Eli Lilly Scholarship Committee determines from the list
of finalists who will receive the two scholarships.
Students are chosen based on grades, extra-curricular activities, an interview with the CFMC Scholarship
Committee, and a letter of recommendation. Students usually exceed the 4.0 grade point average in addition
to volunteering and participating in multiple school programs.
In recommending the students, the CFMC brings together their board members, community leaders, and
educators who work within Lilly guidelines and participate on one of two committees, the scholarship or
interview committee. The scholarship committee reviews the student applications while the interview
committee as a group meets with each candidate.
Seven finalists were announced to represent Morgan County and were acknowledged recently at the
Community Foundation of Morgan County Philanthropy Awards Dinner.
Four (4) of the seven students attend Martinsville High School. Students include: Elijah Mock, Heidi Silver, Jade
Schubert, Olivia Herbert
“We are so proud of these four MHS students. They represent our best and brightest and are the future of our
community.” –Dr. Michele Moore, Superintendent, MSD of Martinsville
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Committee will directly contact the chosen students in