Six exceptional Lake County students have been named recipients of four-year, full-tuition scholarships as the Legacy Foundation 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. Each will receive full tuition to the Indiana college or university of his or her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Over 180 students from 23 high schools in Lake County applied for the 2015 awards. Those students nominated by their high schools were evaluated based on academic performance, leadership skills, service to others, character, a written narrative, demonstrated financial need and an interview.
Legacy Foundation’s scholarship committee interviewed the nominees and selected six students as recipients of the awards. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education.