From left: Anna Restivo, Andrew Langford, Jonathan Heidegger

Hendricks County Community Foundation Announces 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

The Hendricks County Community Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship: Anna Restivo, Plainfield High School; Jonathan Heidegger, Brownsburg High School; Andrew Langford, Avon High School, and Jessica Morris, Brownsburg High School* (declined scholarship).   These seniors will receive full tuition to an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. They were awarded this prestigious scholarship based on significant community service, outstanding academic achievement and leadership skills. 

The Hendricks County Community Foundation received nearly 180 scholarship applications from Hendricks County students. After the applications were reviewed, thirteen students were chosen to be interviewed. Finalists included:  

Jackson Benner, Tri-West High School

Audrey Bettner, Brownsburg High School

Alyssa Bright, Cascade High School

Carson Ebert, Avon High School

Madeline Garcia, Avon High School

Maggie Hine, Plainfield High School

Alicia Nygra, Brownsburg High School

Paul Planker, Plainfield High School

Elizabeth Ross, Tri-West High School 

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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.

The Hendricks County Community Foundation partners with generous people to realize their charitable goals while addressing community needs in meaningful and lasting ways.  The Community Foundation manages assets of over $13 million in a collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2017, the Community Foundation gave over $547,000 in grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. For more information, call 317-268-6240 or visit 

From left: Anna Restivo, Andrew Langford, Jonathan Heidegger

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