CCCF announces 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists

Last Updated on October 10, 2016 by cassnetwork

Cass County Community Foundation President Deanna Crispen is pleased to announce Cass County’s 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program finalists:

Brad Berlet, Lewis Cass High School

Jenna Harrison, Pioneer High School

Madison Kiser, Pioneer High School

Cassia Scagnoli, Logansport High School

Nolan Sharpless, Lewis Cass High School

Juan Vazquez, Logansport High School

Matt Williams, Pioneer High School

Applications were received from students attending the high schools serving Cass County. Students who are Cass County permanent residents but attending high school outside the county are also eligible. All identifying information, such as student’s name, school name, gender, etc, was removed from the applications for the finalist selection process. CCCF President Deanna Crispen stated, “Each year, we receive an outstanding pool of applications for the highly competitive award. These seven remarkable young men and women are truly some of the best and brightest students residing in Cass County. The finalists were selected based solely on the criteria, which include academic ability, achievements, activities and citizenship; however, financial need is not a consideration in Cass County,” said Crispen.

From the seven finalists, one Cass County resident will be awarded the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship which will pay their full four-year tuition at any Indiana college or university, plus required fees. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients will also receive $900 per year for books and required equipment. Crispen shared, “Lilly Endowment Inc. continues to be a generous benefactor to our outstanding local students and their educational goals. We are grateful for this incredible program that has motivated and provided funding for thirty-five previous Lilly Endowment Community Scholars in Cass County since 1998.”

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Community Foundation

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