Schools and Education

Lilly Scholarship Applications Available August 1

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NEW ALBANY, Ind.  – Beginning August 1, high school seniors throughout Clark and Floyd counties will have the opportunity to apply to receive generous, well-earned four-year scholarships through the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment, Inc. initiative to help Indiana students attain higher levels of education.

Two students each from Clark and Floyd Counties will be selected to be Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and receive the gift of a four-year scholarship. In addition to full tuition to the accredited Indiana college or university of their choice, the students will receive a $900 annual stipend for books and equipment.

“Last year we awarded more than $424,000 in scholarships to our community’s youth so that they could continue their education and pursue their dreams,” said Crystal Gunther, director of community philanthropy for the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. “The Lilly Endowment plays a huge role in making this possible and we are so thankful for their continued support of our foundation, this community and our youth.”

This past year, Thomas Beimrohr (Jeffersonville High School), Sarra Debbabi, (Jeffersonville High School), Ethan Furnish (Our Lady of Providence High School) and Emily Mathews (New Albany High School) earned these generous scholarships.

The Lilly Scholarship online application will open August 1 on the Community Foundation’s website at Completed applications will be due to the Community Foundation by noon on September 10.

About CFSI

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana was founded in 1991 as the region’s partner, resource and steward in philanthropy. The Foundation manages $107 million in charitable assets and nearly 240 individual funds – each of which supports the unique charitable intent of the donor who established the fund. Annually, the Foundation awards millions in grants and scholarships to support our community and is a National Standards certified community foundation. For more information about the Community Foundation, contact 812-948-4662 or visit

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