The 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available for all residents of Scott County who will graduate from either Austin or Scottsburg high schools by the end of June 2020. 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 our website.

The online portion of the application will be due on Monday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. Applicants will then be required to write and submit two essays either Monday, Aug. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Austin High School or Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Scottsburg High School. 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.

Scholarship workshops will be held at Austin High School on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Scottsburg High School. The Scott County Community Foundation will explain the Lilly Scholarship process as well as offer other helpful resources. Hanover College Director of Financial Aid Richard Nash will also present information on how to submit the FAFSA. Refreshments will be provided, and both students and parents are encouraged to attend.

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.

Thirty-eight 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