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Foundation announces Lilly Scholarship finalists

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Emily Gill
Four Putnam County high school seniors have been named as finalists for a full-tuition scholarship as the Putnam County Community Foundation's 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

In addition to covering tuition, the award will cover all required fees, including a $900 book stipend per year, for four years to an accredited school in Indiana. There will be one recipient for Putnam County in 2012.

The finalists include:

-- Emily Gill of Greencastle High School, daughter of Glen and Martha Gill.

-- Sam Gould of South Putnam High School, son of Timothy and Mary Gould.

-- Olivia Humphreys of Greencastle High School, daughter of Brian and Kandace Humphreys.

-- Jared James of North Putnam High School, son of Ray and Jill James.

The four Putnam County seniors were selected as finalists following an extensive review process by the Lilly Selection Committee from the Putnam County Community Foundation.

The committee is made up of two voting members from each area school corporation. The process included a blind review for the first three phases, followed by a dinner in which the selection committee met with eight semi-finalists. It concluded with an individual interview with each of the four finalists.

The review process is based on scholastic abilities and intellectual pursuits, capacity to lead and motivate fellow students, social commitment and extracurricular involvement, and the ability to articulate career plans that demonstrate motivation and initiative.

Jared James
The Community Foundation's nomination for the award has been submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana Inc. (ICI) for the selection of the recipient. ICI is a non-profit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree-granting, non-profit, private colleges and universities in the state. During the first 14 years of the LECS program 3,487 students in Indiana high schools have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships.

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to administer endowments, award grants and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The Foundation administers 225 funds and endowments for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes.

Sam Gould
Olivia Humphreys
Questions about scholarships can be addressed to Marcus Whited at 653-4978.

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