LAWRENCEBURG, IND., JULY 1, 2021 – High school seniors can now apply for the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship by going to the Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc. (DCF) website: dearborncf.org.
DCF administers the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECSP) Program in Dearborn County for Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. The recipient of the 2022 full-tuition Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will be announced in early December 2021. The application deadline for the 2022 LECSP is 11:59 p.m. on September 9, 2021.
Dearborn County high school seniors can visit the DCF website and click on the scholarship page button and follow the directions to complete the online application for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.
The deadline for all other 2022 DCF scholarships for high school seniors is January 3, 2022. Those applications are not yet available.
For more information on the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, check on the DCF website (dearborncf.org) or call the Foundation at (812) 539-4115.
Lilly Endowment Inc. created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.
The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly Sr. and his sons Eli and J.K. Jr. through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. Although the gifts of stock remain a financial bedrock of the Endowment, it is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion. The Endowment funds significant programs throughout the United States, especially in the field of religion. However, it maintains a special commitment to its founders’ hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.