The following four students were selected as scholarship recipients: Alexis Smith, Sheridan High School; Emma Derouin, Westfield High School; Grace Dittoe, Cathedral High School; Sarah Knight, Noblesville High School.
Each student was nominated by his/her guidance counselor before being invited to complete an application and interview with Legacy Fund, a CICF affiliate serving Hamilton County. Any accredited high school could nominate up to two students in each county. Following the application and interview process, the finalists’ names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. for final approval.
A total of 142 scholarships were awarded in Indiana and 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.
ABOUT LEGACY FUND
Legacy Fund, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), is a $53 million public foundation that serves Hamilton County by administering charitable funds, foundations and organizational endowments for individuals, families and not-for-profit entities. Established in 1991, Legacy Fund’s goal is to inspire philanthropy as it helps people enhance their family and charitable legacies in tax-smart ways. Legacy Fund has three main priorities: consult with donors, family foundations and professional advisors on charitable giving; award grants; and provide leadership to address community needs. Learn more about Legacy Fund’s 25th anniversary at BeIN2016.org.
ABOUT CENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $701 million public foundation transforming the lives of Central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, visit cicf.org, or contact Christy Glesing, APR, Well Done Marketing, 317.667.5991.