2018 Brown County Lilly Scholar

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Grace Jackson has been named recipient of four-year, full tuition scholarships as the Brown County Community Foundation 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

Grace 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.  She intends to study Public Policy.  Grace is the daughter of Thomas & Carolyn Jackson.

There were 12 applicants that applied for the Brown County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.  The scholarship committee reviewed the applications and scored them based on scholastic profile, personal recommendations, school activities, community activities, personal goals statement, and written essay.  Finalists were then selected, asked to write an impromptu essay and then interview.    Finalists included Corinna Cagle, Hallee Miller, and Abraham Oliver.  If for some reason the winner turns down the scholarship, an alternate will be selected from the finalists.

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.

There have been a total of 4,340 Lilly Endowment Scholarships awarded to date across the state, not including the 143 that are being awarded this year.

Congratulations Grace!! Brown County is proud to have you represent us as the 2018 Lilly Scholar.