The 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available for all students who will graduate from either Austin or Scottsburg high schools, or Grace Christian Academy, by the end of June 2023. The scholarship program is available through the Scott County Community Foundation. All applications must be submitted online. The link to the application can be found in the Scholarships and Grants menu (Scholarships sub-menu) on the Community Foundation?s website,

The online portion of the application will be due on Friday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. Applicants will then be required to write and submit two essays in person at Mid-America Science Park, with choice of Sept. 12 or 14 from 6-8 p.m. Students will receive one writing prompt in advance, and one extemporaneous topic will be given during the night of the essay. Students may attend either session to write their essays regardless of where they attend school.

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

Forty-one local students have been named recipients since the program started in Scott County in 1998.

The Scott County Community Foundation is located at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg. For information, call 752-2057 or email