Morgan County, IN – The Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECSP). Both winners will receive a four-year, full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college or university of their choice, along with an annual $900 stipend for books and required equipment.
CFMC is honored to share that the LECSP 2020 winners are:
- Andrea Cottongim, Greenwood Christian Academy
- Mason Littell, Martinsville High School
CFMC President Ed Kominowski shares, “We are so pleased to be able to announce this year’s Lilly Scholarship recipients. Every year, CFMC is honored to be able to award two local students with this amazing, life-changing scholarship thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment. The competition to receive one of these awards is highly competitive and we are proud of all our finalists. Both Andrea and Mason are excellent reflections of Morgan County and this scholarship is a recognition of their hard work, dedication and service to others. We are thrilled to see where their paths will go from here.”
About the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program
The Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program offers two scholarships to high school seniors who are Morgan County residents. Each scholar will receive full tuition for four years to the Indiana college of their choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
The criteria for the Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is weighted and based on academic performance, school/community activities and/or work experience, an essay, references, and a personal interview.
Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) administers the scholarship program statewide. ICI is a non-profit corporation that represents 30 regionally accredited degree granting, non-profit, private colleges and universities in the state.
The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to 1) help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) 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.
Including the 23rd cohort, 4,769 full-tuition scholars have been awarded and over $405 million in scholarship tuition has been provided through the LECSP since the program’s inception in 1998.
More information on the Community Foundation of Morgan County is available online at cfmconline.org or by calling the foundation at (765) 813-0003 and asking for Christine Arnold, Finance and Stewardship Manager.
The mission of the CFMC is to connect donors and their charitable giving with our evolving community needs in order to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations through impact grant making. If you are interested in learning more about CFMC’s current planning efforts, please visit cfmconline.org