Cass County Community Foundation announces 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists

Last Updated on

Cass County Community Foundation President & CEO, Deanna Crispen is pleased to announce Cass County’s 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program finalists:

  • Luke Fincher, Logansport High School
  • Damon Montgomery, Pioneer High School
  • Olivia Newton, Logansport High School
  • Diana Pearson, Logansport High School
  • Nellie Walthery, Logansport High School
  • Hannah Young, Lewis Cass High School

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.

“Each year, the pool of applications seems to be a little more competitive for the highly coveted award,” said CCCF President & CEO Deanna Crispen. “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-eight previous Lilly Endowment Community Scholars in Cass County since 1998.”

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Community Foundation