Hendricks County Community Foundation Announces 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

The Hendricks County Community Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship:

Toby Kult, Danville High School

Connor O’Neill, Avon High School

Sophia Whicker, Plainfield High School

From left: Conner O’Neill, Toby Kult, and Sophia Whicker

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 more than 180 scholarship applications from Hendricks County students. After the applications were reviewed, ten students were chosen to be interviewed. Finalists included:

Tyler Cavender, Tri-West High School

Lauren Coffey, Plainfield High School

Samantha Hayden, Plainfield High School

Isabelle Vernengo, Plainfield High School

Macy Walters, Tri-West High School

Aubree Whicker, Cascade High School

Olivia Zetty, Avon 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

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 2018, the Community Foundation gave over $575,000 in grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. For more information, call 317-268-6240 or visit www.hendrickscountycf.org. 

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