Community Foundation announces 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists

Cass County Community Foundation President Deanna Crispen is pleased to announce Cass County’s 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program finalists:

Joseph Bean, of Pioneer High School

Kayla Brandt, of Logansport High School

Brittany Gehlhausen, of Lewis Cass High School

Jonathan Phillips, of Pioneer High School

Emily Overway, The Indiana Academy

Noel Widup, Lewis Cass High School

TOP ROW: Joseph Bean - Pioneer; Kayla Brandt - Logansport; Brittany Gehlhausen - Lewis Cass BOTTOM ROW: Emily Overway - The Indiana Academy; Jonathan Phillips - Pioneer; Noel Widup - Lewis Cass
TOP ROW: Joseph Bean  (Pioneer);  Kayla Brandt ( Logansport); Brittany Gehlhausen (Lewis Cass)
BOTTOM ROW: Emily Overway -(The Indiana Academy); Jonathan Phillips (Pioneer); Noel Widup (Lewis Cass)

Applications were received from students attending the high schools serving Cass County. Students who are Cass County permanent residents but attending high school outside the county are also eligible. All identifying information, such as student’s name, school name, gender, etc, was removed from the applications for the finalist selection process.

CCCF President Deanna Crispen stated, “Each year, we receive an outstanding pool of applications for the highly competitive award. These six remarkable young men and women are truly some of the best and brightest students residing in Cass County. The finalists were selected based solely on the criteria, which include academic ability, achievements, activities and citizenship; however, financial need is not a consideration in Cass County,” said Crispen.

From the six finalists, one Cass County resident will be awarded the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship which will pay their full four-year tuition at any Indiana college or university, plus required fees. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients will also receive $900 per year for books and required equipment. Crispen shared, “Lilly Endowment Inc. continues to be a generous benefactor to our outstanding local students and their educational goals. We are grateful for this incredible program that has motivated and provided funding for thirty-three previous Lilly Endowment Community Scholars in Cass County since 1998.”

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Community Foundation