2019 Lilly Scholars

Connor Dunn and Megan Green, two Madison County high school seniors have been chosen to receive a full tuition scholarship to any public or private 4-year institution in the State of Indiana and a $900 annual stipend for required books and equipment as the 2019 Madison County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

          Connor Dunn 

 

Connor Dunn, a graduate of Pendleton Heights High School is the son of Doug and Monica Dunn.

He will attend Purdue University to study Aerospace Engineering with the hopes of joining the Air Force then work for NASA.

 

 

Megan GreenMegan Green, also a Pendleton Heights High School graduate is the daughter of William and Kelli Green.

Megan will be attending the University of Notre Dame with theintention of becoming a dermatologist.

 

           

 

              Connor and Megan competed with more than 40 of other highly qualified applicants for the two prestigious awards. Applicants for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship were judged on academic performance, demonstrated community leadership, work ethic, a written essay, and financial need.  Eligible applicants must have achieved an SAT score of 1300 or above or an ACT Score of 24 or above and who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or above on a 4.0 scale.

            After the Community Foundations’ scholarship nominating committee narrowed the field, those candidates were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the official selection of 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 the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree.