Zachary Grammel, a graduating Greencastle High School senior was a recent nominee-recipient of the 2007 Putnam County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarhip.
The Scholarship Selection Committee of the Putnam County Community Foundation recently made the announcement after South Putnam High School senior Heath Pruitt declined his Lilly Endowment Scholarship to attend Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.
Grammel received his award at Greencastle's award ceremony Friday.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is a four-year scholarship to attend any Indiana public or private college/university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It provides full tuition, fees, and a special allocation of $800 per year for required books and equipment for undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.
The Lilly Endowment Schollarship award could be valued at more than $140,000 for the four years of undergraduate study.
Son of Steven and Deborah Grammel, Zachary will attend Indiana University and the Kelly School of Business where he has received early admission.
The Scholarship Selection Committee of the local Community Foundation selected eight finalists for personal interviews from a field of 40 candidates. They were chosen for outstanding academic achievement, school leadership, and extensive participation in their community, school, church and work.
Finalists nominated for awards were submitted to the Independent Colleges of Indiana Inc. (ICI) for the selection of the recipients. ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited, degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.
The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree. There were 216 scholarships awarded statewide.