Bailey Harmon, 2011 Lilly Scholar
Bailey Harmon, our 2011 Lilly Scholar, shared her college experience with us. In 2011, Harmon was selected as the recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Harmon is one of the over 20 Brown County residents who have received four-year full-tuition scholarships through the Endowment’s Community Scholars Program.
About Bailey Harmon:
After graduating high school, Harmon began her college career at Indiana University in August 2011. After many years of hard work, she is set to graduate in August 2015 with Bachelors of Arts degrees in Biology and Spanish while minoring in Business and Chemistry. Harmon will also leave Bloomington with the General Honors Notation from Hutton Honors College.
Aside from studying, Harmon has kept busy volunteering with Indiana University Dance Marathon (IUDM), participating in equestrian sports with her horse Jenny and working as a server at the Malibu Grill.
Scholarship Success Story:
Harmon explained, “The Lilly definitely helped me achieve my college goals by relieving all of the financial stress that I see a lot of my peers having to deal with. I feel so much more free now to pursue whatever I may want, as I am coming out of four years at a Big 10 school with no debt. I see a lot of people under the pressure of finding a job to begin supporting themselves and paying off loans, whereas the Lilly has allowed me to come to the point where I am now – having received a great education without worry, and with seemingly endless opportunities in front of me.”
The Brown County Community Foundation congratulates Harmon on her educational success, dedication to volunteerism and upcoming graduation. Harmon will go on to positively impact her community serving in whatever career field she ultimately choses.
Harmon is one of many Brown County Community Foundation scholarship winners who is pursuing a career in Indiana and working to make our Hoosier state a better place to live and to work. You can help support the college and career dreams of Brown County students by making a donation to one of the Brown County Community Foundation Scholarship funds.