2019 Brown County Lilly Scholar

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Brown County Community Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients


Chase Watson has been named the recipient of four-year, full tuition scholarships as the Brown County Community Foundation 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

Chase 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.  He intends to study Physics & Mathematics.  Chase is the son of the late Gregg Watson and Lauri & Chad Kritzer.

There were 16 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 and asked to write an impromptu essay and then interview.   The committee then determined a nominee and two alternates,  Samuel Bowman and Baelyn Koester.

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.

Congratulations Chase!! Brown County is proud to have you represent us as the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.